Flagstaff-Area Man Accused of Killing Wife Pleads Not Guilty

Apr 11, 2019

A Flagstaff-area man accused of fatally stabbing his wife last month has pleaded not guilty.

Timothy Duran has pleaded not guilty to first degree murder in the stabbing death of his wife last month.
Credit Coconino County Sheriff's Office

The Arizona Daily Sun reports Timothy Duran was arraigned Monday in Coconino County Superior Court.

He was charged by a grand jury with first-degree murder, aggravated assault, threatening or intimidating and several other counts.

The 38-year-old Duran was booked into jail on March 21 after county sheriff's deputies responded to a domestic violence call and found Crystal Morgan with more than 20 stab wounds.

Authorities say the 35-year-old woman died at the scene of the stabbing in Doney Park, a community outside Flagstaff.

Duran was arrested after officers stopped his vehicle on Interstate 17.

Authorities say Morgan filed for a divorce on March 18 after three years of being married to Duran.