Suspect arrested for stabbing wife to death ID’d

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Richard Lockett, 44, arrested on charges of domestic violence ending in first-degree murder. (Photo: Castle Rock Police)

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. — A man who was arrested for murdering his wife has been identified by police.

Richard Allen Lockett, 44, of Limon, Colo. has been arrested for the deadly stabbing, which occurred early on July 18 in the Founder’s Village neighborhood of Castle Rock, Colo.

Investigators say they found a 36-year-old woman dead from an apparent stab wound, and a 44-year-old man with critical injuries.

Officers tell us the mother of five was living at home with her mother and brother to escape a domestic violence situation.

Police say the man forced his way into the home and allegedly stabbed his wife to death before attempting to take his own life.

He was transported and taken into police custody.

The victim’s mother, brother and children were present in the home at the time of the crime. No one else in the home was hurt.

Lockett has been charged with first-degree murder as an act of domestic violence, second-degree kidnapping as an act of domestic violence, stalking as an act of domestic violence and first-degree burglary.

He is being held in Douglas County jail.

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