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Police arrest suspect in strangling death of Lakewood woman

Jasmine Lazaro was found dead inside a home after being strangled. Lakewood Police say they have arrested her husband on murder charges.
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LAKEWOOD, Colo. — A man has been arrested, suspected of strangling his wife to death inside a Lakewood home, police said. 

In the early morning hours of April 25, Lakewood police were called to a condo complex in the 5700-block of West Atlantic Place for a welfare check. 

Officers found a Hispanic woman dead inside the home, She was identified as Jasmine Lazaro, 34, the wife of the suspect, 37-year-old Mario Alonso Montoya-Rodriguez. 

Montoya-Rodriguez faces the following charges: 

  • First-degree murder
  • Violation of a protection order
  • Child abuse

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He's being held in the Jefferson County jail.

Credit: Lakewood Police
Mario Alonso Montoya-Rodriguez, 37, is suspected of strangling his wife to death in Lakewood, police say.

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