Mar 27, 2011 2:03 PM by AP posted By James H Egbert

Man suspected in woman's death in Westminster

WESTMINSTER, Colo. (AP) - Westminster police arrested a 22-year-old man they say is suspected of killing a woman after officers found him injured inside a car with the victim.

Police say 22-year-old Christopher Thomas Mainock is being held without bail at the Adams County Detention Facility following his arrest Saturday. Westminster police say officers spotted a suspicious vehicle early Thursday and inside they discovered that the woman was dead and Mainock was injured.

The name of the woman has not been released but police say investigators believe she was previously in a relationship with Mainock. Police say Mainock is suspected of killing the woman and then causing "self-inflicted wounds to himself." Police did not say how the woman was killed or how Mainock allegedly injured himself.

Mainock faces charges of sexual assault and first-degree murder.

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