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- The Denver Post www.denverpost.com...
Police at scene of death
Police found Nancy Sonnenfeld sitting in a chaise lounge in the corner of an upstairs bedroom with a bullet entry wound behind her right ear. The bullet exited upward and to the back of her head at the crown, Sonnenfeld said in his e-mail. Because of her positioning, it was impossible for anyone else to have shot her, he wrote.
Police found evidence — blood spatter on the wall and a second pool of blood on the floor — that indicated Nancy had been moved from the edge to the center of the lounge after she was shot, the affidavit says.
Although Sonnenfeld later told police he was in the other room checking e-mails when he heard a gunshot, officers reported seeing high-velocity blood spatter on his face, indicating his proximity to the shot. A crime-scene analyst also found gunpowder residue on his pants and jacket. And tests would show his computer had not been used that night.
Nancy's fingerprint was found on the magazine of the .45-caliber gun, and there was gunpowder residue on her hand, indicating she was close to the gun when it fired.
The path of the bullet suggested an implausible if not impossible angle for someone to shoot herself, police noted. It was one of the first indications Nancy's death was a homicide, the affidavit says.
But tests showed Sonnenfeld had no gunpowder residue on his hands, and his fingerprints were not on the gun, found about 6 feet in front of Nancy on the floor.
Sonnenfeld was arrested and interviewed at the police station. He was charged with first-degree murder.
In June 2002, prosecutors dropped the case because of insufficient evidence but maintained the right to refile.
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Originally posted by the2ofusr1
Why would they not take him into custody right from the get go?