BREAKING: Cheyenne Man Charged With Murder in Significant Other’s Death
A 19-year-old Cheyenne man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his significant other.
According to Cheyenne Police Department spokeswoman Alex Farkas, officers were dispatched to a 911 hang-up call at a camper near the 4700 block of Cactus Way at about 12:19 a.m. on Thursday, June 15.
Officers arrived to find 19-year-old Cheyenne woman Phoenix Cerenil unresponsive with apparent signs of strangulation.
According to a booking sheet, police determined that Cerenil's significant other, Charles Rees Karn, had pushed her, causing her to strike her head on a table near the bed and lose consciousness.
Karn was arrested and charged Friday with aggravated assault, strangulation of a household member, and domestic battery, but the Laramie County District Attorney's Office on Tuesday afternoon amended those charges to include first-degree murder.
Karn, who's currently being held in the Laramie County Detention Center on a $25,000 cash bond, is scheduled to make his initial appearance on the murder charge tomorrow, June 21, at 10:15 a.m. in Laramie County Circuit Court.
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