Lady Justice 4 16-9

A 37-year-old Westminster man accused of gunning down his uncle following an argument at his girlfriend’s birthday party was charged Friday with murder and other felonies, a prosecutor said.

Daniel Lee Duvall allegedly shot 56-year-old Frank Duvall on Sunday night at a birthday party for the defendant’s girlfriend, 48-year-old Tina Pauline Arbogast of Westminster.

Arbogast is charged with being an accessory for allegedly helping Duvall get rid of the weapon, according to Deputy District Attorney Jim Mendelson.

Duvall and his uncle got into an argument over an unspecified issue about 10 p.m. The defendant eventually pulling out a gun, Mendelson said, and the uncle left the party.

Duvall followed his uncle out of the home and shot him in the chest while the victim was in his van trying to drive away, Mendelson said.

Arbogast allegedly took the weapon from Duvall, Mendelson said, and the weapon has not been recovered.

Duvall, who was out on bail for three separate unrelated cases at the time of the Sunday shooting, was arrested Tuesday afternoon. He is charged with murder with sentencing enhancements for using a gun in a killing, committing a crime while out on bail, and prior felony convictions for residential burglary in 1996, possession of a firearm by a felon in 2002 and 2008, and possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell in 2010.

Duvall faces up to 85 years to life in prison if he is convicted at trial.

City News Service

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