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Carbondale murder suspect held without bond in Garfield County Jail

Mar 4, 2015

Arturo Navarrete Portillo is charged in the murder of his wife. Her body was found inside a Carbondale apartment last month.
Credit Colorado Bureau of Investigation

A suspect arrested for first degree murder and domestic violence in an alleged homicide in Carbondale was taken to jail on Wednesday.

Arturo Navarrete-Portillo was released from a Grand Junction hospital and transported to the Garfield County Jail, where he’s being held without bond. The Carbondale man is charged in the death of his wife, Maria Carminda Portillo-Amaya, who was found with knife wounds in an apartment on February 16th.

The suspect confessed to killing his wife as he was being airlifted to the hospital following a truck accident on Highway 133. The case is under investigation.

Navarrete-Portillo appeared before a Garfield County district judge for advisement at 3:30 p.m. on March 4, 2015.