New charge lodged against murder suspect

Amy Adamson

An Orchard Mesa woman charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing of a man in January has been freshly accused of tampering with a witness in the investigation.

In a filing Feb. 19, prosecutors moved to add a new count of felony tampering against 19-year-old Amy Adamson, who is charged in the fatal stabbing of Ramon Sandoval, 20

Adamson is being held at the Mesa County Jail on $250,000 bond and is expected to return to court Wednesday.

An arrest affidavit said Adamson admitted to stabbing Sandoval during an argument involving two others late Jan. 15 or early Jan. 16 outside of her apartment at Monument Ridge Town Homes, 2680 B 1/2 Road.

Witnesses told police that Sandoval didn’t appear hurt that bad, while Adamson told police she didn’t mean to kill him, the affidavit said. Sandoval’s body was found in the complex’s parking lot around 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 16.

Adamson admitted she took a knife used in the stabbing and threw it into a nearby field, the affidavit said.

In addition to first-degree murder and the witness-tampering allegation, Adamson faces charges of second-degree murder, first-degree assault, tampering with physical evidence, and separate counts of being a habitual criminal.


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