JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. – A Colorado man has been charged with nearly a dozen counts in connection with the murder of his ex-girlfriend.
Donovan Walsh, 43, has been charged with nine counts, including first-degree murder, tampering with a deceased human body, tampering with a witness, and violation of a protection order.
On June 5 of this year, Arvada police conducted a welfare check on 32-year-old Alicia Banks-Newton but did not find her at her home.
In an arrest affidavit, police said Banks-Newton had a protective order prohibiting Walsh from contacting her and the suspect’s mother led authorities to Walsh, who was found and arrested in Globe, Ariz.
Walsh was extradited on Wednesday and is being held without bail at the Jefferson County Jail.
His next court appearance is on August 6 at 8 am. For a motions hearing.