ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. — The 22-year-old Thornton man who allegedly stabbed his girlfriend and then drove her body to Wyoming has been formally charged with first-degree murder after deliberation.
Jonathan Eugene Akin was officially charged Wednesday in connection to the fatal stabbing of his girlfriend, 21-year-old Autumn Rivera, said 17th Judicial District Attorney Dave Young.
The Thornton man walked into a police station in Wyoming and told the officers he had killed his girlfriend in Colorado and driven her body across state lines to Wyoming, according to a previous Denver7 report.
Authorities determined that Rivera was stabbed in the couple’s apartment at 2525 E. 104th Avenue in Thornton on Nov. 25. He then put her body in a vehicle and drove to his mother’s house in Wyoming.