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.