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Colorado man charged in wife’s strangulation, caught on tape

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BOULDER, Colo. — A Colorado man is charged with first-degree murder in the strangulation death of his wife after the struggle was recorded on a surveillance camera’s audio.

The Boulder Daily Camera reports 48-year-old Scott Beaumont Jones made an initial court appearance Monday. He did not enter a plea and is jailed without bond.

Prosecutors say surveillance camera footage from a mobile home park showed Jones and 44-year-old Deborah De Pinto entering the office arguing. While out of view of the camera, the audio picked up a woman screaming and the sounds of a physical struggle, followed by a man saying, “It’s over.”

Investigators say Jones told them he didn’t mean to do it and that De Pinto died of asphyxiation.

District Judge Ingrid Bakke set an Oct. 3 hearing to decide if there’s enough evidence to proceed to trial.

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