Collin Daniel Richards is a suspect for the murder of Spanish amateur golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena. Arozamena was found dead on Ames, Iowa, on September 15, 2018. She was a Iowa State University student.
Early Life and Personal Life of Collin Daniel Richards
Richards was born on September 8, 1996.
Collin was not associated with any woman or man until the time of his arrest. He was not married nor he has ever mentioned in his love life or his marriage plans.
At the time of his arrest, he was homeless and was camping near the crime scene.
How old is Collin Daniel Richard?
Richard's age is 22, as of 2019.
Collin is not known to have any wealth of his name. His net worth is, therefore, null. Details about his family and their net worth are also not disclosed to the public
Collin Daniel Richard's past criminal history
Prior to becoming charged for first-degree murder, Richards was already familiar with the police department as he already had several run-ins against the law.
In September 2015, Collin had pleaded guilty to a domestic abuse assault that occurred on May 31, 2015. He was given sixty days in jail, one-year probation for his punishment. He was also fined $315 for the same crime.
Richards was guilty of the first-degree harassment in January of 2017. His sentence was two years probation, $625 fine and ninety days in jail. Additionally, he also had to complete two years in an anger management program.
The same month, he pled guilty for burglary and theft and was given two years in prison that was suspended, two years of probation and a $625 fine for his third-degree crime.
Murder details against Collin Daniel Richards
On the night of the murder on September 15, 2018, Collin Daniel Richards had camped near the Coldwater Golf Links where Celia Barquin Arozamena was also playing golf.
Her body was found in a pond on the same golf course with her golf bag just several meters away. She had stab wounds in her head, neck, and torso. A knife, the murder weapon, was also recovered later, which had previously been in the possession of Collin.
The police later found a bag in Richards' camping tent that had shorts drenched in Celia's blood.
He was discovered near a creek by a K-9 officer with fresh marks on his face and a deep wound in his left hand.
Richards was immediately arrested that evening and held in the Story County Jail from the next morning.
Richards' camping partner, recognized as 'D.B' by the police, informed that Richards had mentioned about an urge to kill a woman prior to the murder.
Collin had previously pleaded not guilty to the murder of Celia Barquin Arozamena. On March 13, 2019, he pleaded guilty via a letter to the judge.
Richard's preliminary hearing is on September 28, 2019. He is held at Story County Jail on a $5 million cash bond.
About the victim Celia Barquin Arozamena
Celia Barquin Arozamena was an amateur golf player from Spain. She was a student at Iowa State University where she had studied civil engineering.
Arozamena was ranked at 69th position nationally for US women's golf.
She was 22-years old before she was brutally murdered on September 15, 2018, by Collin Daniel Richards.