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March 12, 2013
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Woman admits Topaz Ranch murder

After spending a year in Douglas County jail on $1 million bail, Jeanine Mona Escandon admitted Tuesday that she murdered Topaz Ranch Estates resident Norman Welch in the fall of 2011. Appearing before District Court Judge Tod Young, Escandon, 39, pleaded guilty to one count of murder in the first degree, admitting that she did “willfully, unlawfully and with malice aforethought, kill a human being.” According to a guilty plea agreement worked out between Escandon, her attorney Kris Brown, and the district attorney’s office, the defendant faces three possible sentences for the murder: life in prison without the possibility of …

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