Complaint charges Tempe man with 2nd-degree murder
TEMPE, Ariz. -- A man accused of killing his live-in girlfriend and then dumping her naked body on a Tempe street has been formally charged in the case.
A criminal complaint Thursday accuses 27-year-old Douglas Ray George of second-degree murder and abandonment or concealment of a dead body.
His next scheduled court appearance is July 2.
Tempe police say 23-year-old Annovedwin Begay-Barakzai was beaten and stabbed multiple times. An autopsy showed she died from blunt-force trauma and the stab wounds were superficial.
Police say George and Begay-Barakzai lived together in Tempe and he was arrested June 4 for suspicion of a domestic violence assault on his girlfriend.
Investigators believe Begay-Barakzai was killed at a different location than where her body was found by a passer-by June 15. She wasn't identified until last Friday.