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Monday, February 15, 2010

Suspect in Sunday murder commits suicide at Arapahoe jail - The Denver Post

Suspect in Sunday murder commits suicide at Arapahoe jail - The Denver Post

A man being held for investigation of murder committed suicide this morning at the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office Detention Facility.

Roberto Silva, 54, of Denver jumped from a second-floor walkway to a concrete floor below, according to Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson.

Robinson said that Silva was being held without bond for investigation of first-degree murder that occurred about 8:51 a.m. Sunday in the 4400 block of Leetsdale Drive in Glendale.

Glendale Police Chief Victor Ross said Silva had picked up a Turkish immigrant by the name of Narima Dzhulfayeva, 51, and taken her to a room he had rented at the Homestead Studio Suites Hotel, 4444 Leetsdale Dr.

Ross said the couple had an on-going relationship and some kind of domestic dispute broke out. He said Dzhulfayeva was fleeing Silva through the hotel parking lot when Silva allegedly shot her multiple times.

Ross said that Silva showed no indication he was suicidal at the time he was arrested.

Robinson said Silva was booked into the facility very early today and went through mental health screening and "there was no indication at all he was suicidal."

The sheriff said Silva had shared a cell with another inmate but the cell doors were opened about 6 a.m. to allow Silva into a "day room" where he was able to mingle with other inmates who are part of the general population.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Why would a sheriff put a man who alledgedly shot a woman, in general population in a county jail?? It seems Arapahoe county voters needs to take a hard look at the Sheriff and his operation.