Man charged with murder after woman’s body found by trash bin in Commerce City

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ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. — A man has been charged with one count of first-degree murder after a woman’s body was found behind a trash bin in Commerce City last week, the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office said Monday.

Deshawn Anthony Benain, 23, is accused of killing 21-year-old Sydney Lynn Lewis after an argument.

Officers with the Commerce City Police Department found Lewis’ body behind a trash bin at 5025 E. 56th Ave. on Jan. 23, according to the district attorney’s office.

Benain was advised of the charge Monday morning in Adams County District Court, prosecutors said. His preliminary hearing is set for 1:30 p.m. on March 2.