Silver City Woman Found Dead; Boyfriend Arrested

Sep 30, 2012

Police in Silver City say a 21-year-old woman has been found dead and her boyfriend has been arrested on a murder charge.  Nicole Leon was found dead in the home she shared with 23-year-old Christopher Calloway early Saturday morning. Calloway was later arrested on murder, evidence tampering, firearms and child abuse charges.

Police tell the Las Cruces Sun-News that they're not sure of a motive but Leon and Calloway apparently argued before the shooting. There was a two-month-old baby inside the home when the shooting happened.

Police say they found Leon dead during a welfare check at about 4:30 a.m. Saturday.


Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News,

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