Wife, Daughter Accused Of Murder Make Court Appearance

The wife and daughter of a murder victim were in court Thursday for their alleged involvement in his death.

From left: Tommy Wright, Dawn Richburg, Sandra Barajas (Credit: El Paso County Sheriff's Office)

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The wife and daughter of a murder victim were in court Thursday for their alleged involvement in his death.

Sandra Barajas, 52, and Dawn Richburg, 33 face murder and conspiracy charges.

On the night of February 13, Richburg called 911 after she found her Widefield home burglarized. She told authorities that the door was wide open when she came home.

When responding deputies entered the home, they found the body of 47-year-old Miguel Barajas inside. Investigators later ruled the death a homicide.

The three-month investigation led the El Paso County Sheriff's Office to three suspects in Barajas' murder: his wife Sandra, daughter Dawn, and Tommy Wright, an acquaintance of the mother and daughter. All were arrested May 18. Wright is also expected in court Thursday.

The Sheriff's Office said at the time of their arrest that the case remained active, and are currently not releasing further details about what led to naming Sandra Barajas, Richburg and Wright as suspects.

Thursday was a first appearance for all the suspects. Their next court appearance is scheduled for August.

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