Published On: Sun, Sep 30th, 2012

Nicole Leon, New Mexico woman found dead, boyfriend Chris Calloway arrested

Police in Silver City, New Mexico report that a 21-year-old woman has been found dead and her boyfriend has been arrested on a murder charge.

UPDATE: Nicole Marie Leon Ortiz is the victim’s full name. Calloway did not receive any reduction in bond – full story here.

Nicole Leon was found dead in her home, which she shared with 23-year-old Christopher Calloway early Saturday morning.

The pair shared a trailer at Shady Grove Trailer Park and the motive for the shooting remains unclear.

Calloway was later arrested on murder, evidence tampering, firearms and child abuse charges.

Police tell the Las Cruces Sun-News that they’re not sure of a motive but Leon and Calloway apparently argued before the shooting.

There was a two-month-old baby inside the home when the shooting happened.

Police say they found Leon dead during a welfare check at about 4:30 a.m. Saturday.

Christopher Calloway

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  1. Christopher Calloway, Silver City man held in Nicole Leon murder case, will get no bond reduction - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] A  judge refused Thursday to reduce the bond for a Silver City man accused of shooting his girlfriend in the head last month. […]

    • justiss says:

      He shot her 100% scared cuz she was going to report or turn him in the murder he did on her brother David during the argument . she couldn’t take it anymore

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