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Arrest made in Springs 9th homicide of 2014

Published On: Apr 29 2014 03:09:46 AM CDT   Updated On: Apr 30 2014 05:08:09 PM CDT

Colorado Springs police

Donald Becker


Colorado Springs police have made an arrest in the death of a man who was found stabbed near Garden of the Gods Road and Nevada Avenue on Monday, April 28, 2014.

Donald Becker, 44, was arrested on the evening of Tuesday, April 29, 2014.

The victim in this case has been identified as Richard Card, 47, of Colorado Springs.

Card's body was found around 1:30 p.m. near a creek bed.

The El Paso County coroner performed an autopsy on Tuesday and said the cause of death was stabbing. The death has been ruled a homicide.

This is the 9th homicide of 2014 in Colorado Springs. There had been 12 homicides in the city at this time last year.

Becker is facing a charge of second degree murder.


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