Fort Collins woman suspected of slitting fiancé’s throat


Nicole Ryan

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FORT COLLINS, Colo. – A woman who is suspected of slitting her fiancé’s throat Friday night has been arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder.

Nicole Marie Ryan, 23, was arrested Friday at the home she shared with her fiancé in the 400 block of North Meldrum Street in Old Town Fort Collins.

Police said Ryan called 911 at approximately 11:25 p.m. Friday saying that she injured her “husband” during an argument. When officers arrived at the scene, they found a male in his thirties with a severe knife wound to his neck.

The victim, whose name has not been released, died while he was being transported to Poudre Valley Hospital.

Ryan was taken to Larimer County Jail on suspicion of second-degree murder and domestic violence charges, according to Fort Collins police.

Police said no one else was home during the time of the incident, and they do not believe there was anyone else involved.

This case remains under investigation, and anyone with information is asked to call Detective Keith Maynard at (970) 221-6540. 

According to the Fort Collins Coloradoan, Ryan’s criminal history includes a 2008 theft case involving allegations that she provided false statements for prescribed drugs, and theft under $500.

The paper also reports that Ryan was accused of motor-vehicle theft in Greeley last year.  

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