Murder of Golf Star in Broad Daylight 'Very Troubling'

Collin Daniel Richards is ordered held on $5M cash-only bail
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 18, 2018 1:51 PM CDT
In this Sept. 7, 2017, photo provided by Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena poses for a photo.   (Luke Lu/Iowa State University via AP)
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(Newser) – In a Tuesday morning hearing that lasted just minutes, the man accused of killing a star Iowa State University golfer on Monday was ordered held on $5 million cash-only bond. Prosecutors described Collin Daniel Richards as homeless and the crime that took Celia Barquin Arozamena's life as "a random act of violence." The Des Moines Register has a timeline, reporting Ames police arrived at the Coldwater Golf Links to investigate a missing persons report at 10:24am; the Spanish 22-year-old's body was found in a pond roughly 40 minutes later. Police say she had been stabbed a number of times in the head, neck, and upper torso. NBC News reports she had been golfing alone.

  • "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. Geoff Huff said at a Tuesday news conference, per the AP.

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