Orinda Investigating First Homicide In A Decade
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ORINDA (AP) — Police say a 62-year-old man with a history of domestic violence apparently killed his longtime girlfriend in Orinda, the city’s first homicide in a decade.
Police Chief Jeff Jennings said James Colin was arrested Tuesday outside his neighbor’s house shortly after officers found his 51-year-old girlfriend dead inside the couple’s home.
Her name has not been released.
Police said Colin apparently dropped an unidentified weapon after the killing and then ran to his neighbor’s house telling him to call the police. Dispatchers apparently heard Colin’s voice in the background providing details.
Jennings said the couple had a fight earlier Tuesday and when Colin was in custody he made some “spontaneous statements” that he “killed her.”
Police said the couple lived together for 10 years and had been called to their house before.
The incident is under investigation.
(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.)