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Texas man arrested in Utah, accused of killing a Dallas County woman

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Source: DeSoto police; MEGA

Dec. 20 2021, Published 11:12 a.m. ET

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A Texas was arrested in Utah and accused of killing his partner in Texas, police said.

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DeSoto police in Texas announced 39-year old Raymond Earl Turner Jr. was charged with the murder of his domestic partner, 52-year old Jacqueline Renea Archuleta.

Archuleta was found unresponsive, having “suffered severe trauma to her body,” and later pronounced dead in her home in the 1100 block of Marisa Lane in DeSoto, Texas, on Dec. 13, according to a statement from the DeSoto Police.

DeSoto police Det. Javier Acosta and Det. Stephen Boor traveled to Utah as part of the investigation and charged Turner with murder.

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Officials said Turner was arrested in Moab, Utah, on Dec. 13 on an unrelated charge and began talking in detail about the incident in DeSoto while in the custody of local law enforcement representatives, including the FBI.

DeSoto police worked with officials in Utah, including the Moab Police, the Grand County Sheriff’s and District Attorney’s offices to detain Turner. He will be held in Utah until he can be returned to Texas to face the allegations.

Turner was also charged with evading police with a vehicle, and prohibited possession of a weapon, and is being held without bond at the Grand County, Utah, Jail.

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