Derrick Barnett, implicated in a double murder May 1 in Red Lake, pertained to Williams because he was concealing from Colorado police officers, according to recently launched Sheriff’s files.
Coconino County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) had launched some parts of the report relating to the deaths of Nora and Michael Dimuria in Red Lake at a neighborhood meeting May 6, 4 days after the event. CCSO launched more information to the public Aug. 29.
Barnett was prosecuted Aug. 3 on 2 counts of very first-degree murder, one count of very first-degree theft, one count of theft, 3 counts of misbehavior including weapons, one count of ruthlessness to animals, one count of theft as a means of transport and one count of felony criminal damage.
He pleaded innocent to the charges Aug. 14.
Barnett was extradited to Arizona July 24 after Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado signed a Governor’s Warrant for Barnett to be moved to Arizona.
According to disclosure files, the county lawyer prepares to call 37 household and associates of Barnett’s. This consists of Barnett’s daddy, David Martinez, his mom Robbin Laws, his ex-girlfriend Breawna Wilkins and 13 citizens of Williams.
Barnett touched with many members of the family the weeks before and after the murders. Those witnesses noted from Williams consist of pals and associates of the Dimurias, health center employees, reporting celebrations and possible associates of Barnett.
Nora and Michael Dimuria were discovered dead at their home May 2. Private investigators think Barnett had been robbing your house, but a timeline of occasions is uncertain. According to the report, Barnett broke in through the back entrance and supposedly eliminated Nora Dimuria, her spouse and the couple’s pet dog with a 9mm handgun or a. 22 quality gun he had taken from your house. He then took the couple’s automobile and ran away to Colorado.
According to the constable’s investigative report, the spouse of a buddy of Nora was asked to do a well-being check of Nora when she cannot appear to work the early morning of May 2. Nora had last been seen at the Williams health center around 10 p.m. the previous day.
When the guy comes to the Dimurias’ around 9 a.m., another automobile owned by a specialist was drawing in at the exact same time.
The specialist and the buddy approached the back door of the home, which was the most typical entryway, and discovered a broken window and an open back entrance.
When they got in the home they discovered a dead pet dog in the cooking area and Nora’s body in the restroom besides the cooking area. The report stated Nora was using scrubs, had a flashlight in her hand and a set of secrets were lying close by.
The 2 witnesses left the home and called 911. Reacting deputies protected the home and started talking to the witnesses.
After the scene was protected, Michael’s body was discovered under 2 toss carpets outside the visitor house on the Dimuria property. Bullet cases were discovered near both bodies and bullet holes were discovered in several walls and the kitchen area window.
Next-door neighbors were talked to with numerous stating they had heard shooting throughout the night but had not examined since target shooters prevail in the area.
After officers provided an Attempt to Locate May 2 at 10 a.m., CCSO got numerous suggestions about who was potentially included.
On May 5, as officers processed proof and talked to witnesses, CCSO got a suggestion about Barnett being a possible suspect and having connections to Cortez and Grand Junction, Colorado.
Officers got in touch with the Cortez County Sheriff’s Office, who stated they recognized with Barnett as he had resided in the area and had previous interactions with the company.
Household of Barnett’s had seen him in Cortez the early morning of May 5 and understood he had a 9-mm handgun and.22 quality rifle. The report stated they had seen him owning an older Dodge Ramcharger. Their discussions with Barnett led them to think he was in the problem and was going into hiding.
Later, that very same day the Dolores County Sheriff’s Office discovered the Dimurias’ taken white Jeep Liberty at a camping area.
At around 11:30 p.m., Cortez cops discovered the Dodge Ramcharger and after a high-speed chase apprehended Barnett.
Officers think that Barnett concerned Williams to prevent prosecution for domestic violence charges he was dealing with in Colorado including his ex-girlfriend.
According to Barnett’s daddy, David Martinez, a citizen of Williams, Barnett informed him he wished to move his probation from Colorado to Arizona as he was not agreeing on the mom of his kids.
Around 2 weeks prior to the murders, Martinez owned to Colorado and brought Barnett to Williams. Martinez permitted Barnett to reside in his travel trailer on Forest Road 71 near Kaibab Lake but quickly recognized Barnett had not called his probation officer and was in fact ranging from the law.
Martinez aimed to kick out Barnett from the trailer but a run-in took place at the trailer the night of May 1. That was the last time Barnett was seen by Martinez.
According to court files, Barnett has a prolonged criminal record in Colorado.
Starting in 2005, Barnett has been jailed for theft, criminal mischief, attack, felony stalking, regular domestic violence, and kidnapping.
Coconino County Sheriff’s Office stated Barnett had up to 5 warrants for his arrest when he was detained in Cortez after the murders.
Barnett’s next hearing is for a case management conference in Coconino County Superior Court Sept. 5. Department 2 Superior Court Judge Dan Slayton will administer.