Murder charge in death of man found near Lusk

Mar 20, 2014 The Associated Press

BOULDER, Colo. -- One of two men arrested in the death of a Colorado man found in Wyoming has been charged.

Fifty-eight-year-old Russell Britton was charged Thursday with first-degree murder and accessory to murder in the death of 25-year-old Nathaniel Tallman of Lafayette along with three other felonies.

Tallman's body was found in Wyoming near Lusk and as the subject of an intensive identification effort for days.

He and his attorney appeared in court and waived a reading of the charges.

An arrest report says Tallman went to meet Britton for a marijuana deal on Jan. 21. Investigators say phone records show the last known location of Tallman's cellphone was near Britton's Larimer County home that evening.

The report says investigators found blood in Britton's van that matched Tallman's DNA.

Twenty-six-year-old Moises Cazares Mendez is being held in San Diego in connection with Tallman's death.

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