CLOSINGS: View Closings

Man's trial in former Iowa State golfer's slaying moved to northeast Iowa

Celia Barquín Arozamena (left), Collin Richards (right).

A judge has ordered a trial moved for a homeless man accused of killing a former Iowa State University golfer.

Posted: May 7, 2019 8:45 AM

AMES, Iowa (AP) — A judge has ordered a trial moved for a homeless man accused of killing a former Iowa State University golfer.

Story County court records say the judge decided Monday to move the trial of 22-year-old Collin Richards to northeast Iowa's Winneshiek County. He's pleaded not guilty to a charge of first-degree murder in the Sept. 17 slaying of 22-year-old Celia Barquín Arozamena. Authorities say Richards stabbed her to death while she was playing a round at a public course in Ames, near the Iowa State campus in Story County. Barquín was a top golfer in Spain as a teenager and came to Iowa State to pursue her career.

Richards' attorney said in a motion that pretrial publicity would keep Richards from getting a fair trial in Story County.

Article Comments

Mason City
Overcast
17° wxIcon
Hi: 23° Lo: 17°
Feels Like: 10°
Albert Lea
Overcast
16° wxIcon
Hi: 22° Lo: 16°
Feels Like: 16°
Austin
Overcast
19° wxIcon
Hi: 25° Lo: 17°
Feels Like: 19°
Charles City
Overcast
18° wxIcon
Hi: 24° Lo: 15°
Feels Like: 11°
Rochester
Overcast
16° wxIcon
Hi: 22° Lo: 12°
Feels Like: 7°
Light snow/mix this morning could make for a slick commute
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Travel tips to avoid Coronavirus

Image

Facing America Exhibit

Image

Sara's Daybreak Forecast - Wednesday

${item.thumbnail.title}

StormTeam 3: Gloomy days are almost over

Image

Chris' PM Weather Forecast 1/28

Image

Mock Caucus

Image

Fire reignites at The Bakery

Image

Theatre Group Visits the Roots of The Music Man

Image

Theatre Group Visits the Sites of The Music Man - 4p

Image

Golden Apple

Community Events