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Colorado man charged with first-degree murder, 8 other counts in ex-girlfriend's death

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Posted at 9:45 PM, Jul 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-11 00:30:44-04

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.

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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.