Southern Ute tribal member charged with murder
Tuesday, August 12, 2003

Carlos Herrera, a member of the Southern Ute Tribe of Colorado, has been charged with the murder of a fellow tribal member.

Herrera, 30, is accused of beating to death Brenda Chavez, 40, whose body was found in May 2001. According to news accounts, the two had a romantic relationship and Herrera confessed to the crime.

Herrera turned himself in to federal agents on Sunday, The Durango Herald reported.

Get the Story:
Confession may solve '01 murder (The Durango Herald 8/12)
Ignacio man charged in killing (The Farmington Daily Times 8/12)
Authorities Charge Tribe Member With Murder (AP 8/11)

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