Details Emerge in ‘Extremely Troubling’ Slaying of Golf Champion Celia Barquín Arozamena

May JohnsonSep 22, 2018

Police have charged a suspect with first-degree murder.

Police said officers recovered a knife that Richards had given to acquaintances after the slaying, as well as bloody clothing from his belongings. We said goodbye without knowing when we would see each other again. It was, said Iowa State football coach Matt Campbell, a "cowardly act of violence".

Sergio Garcia has led tributes to murdered amateur Spanish golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena.

"It's still very troubling for something like this to happen in broad daylight in a community that is as safe as Ames is", Ames police Cmdr. An immigrant from Mexico is charged in the July slaying of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts, who vanished while out for a run in the town of Brooklyn. A police K9 was used and traced a scent from the victim to a location in the wooded area where Richards lived, which is across from the golf course. Richards had fresh cuts and scratches consistent with fighting and also tried to hide his left hand from officers, according to an Ames police criminal complaint.

Of Richards, she said, "He was just going out with the goal of killing". He bathed and left with his clothes in a backpack. A second acquaintance told police that Richards arrived at his nearby home on Monday appearing "disheveled and covered in blood, sand and water" before bathing and leaving. Those two individuals were driving Richards out of town, but he asked them to drop him off near the camp so he could get his tent.

As Barquin's colleagues began grieving the loss of a talented teammate and classmate, Richards was ordered jailed on a $5 million cash-only bond at the county jail and facing the rest of his life in prison.

None of that earned Richards prison time or a felony conviction, in part because prosecutors agreed to plea deals that reduced charges to misdemeanors and judges imposed sentences of probation.

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Paul Rounds, a public defender representing Richards, declined comment.

She was described as "one of the most accomplished players in Cyclone golf history", in reference to the name for the university's sports teams.

The 22-year-old engineering student had been named female athlete of the year earlier this year after winning the Big 12 women's golf championship.

"Celia had an infectious smile, a bubbly personality and anyone fortunate enough to know her was blessed", Jamie Pollard, the Iowa State Director of Athletics, said in a statement.

"We are all devastated", said Christie Martens, head coach of the Iowa State women's golf team.

"We will never forget her competitive drive to be the best and her passion for life", Martens said.

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