Pueblo man accused of fatally assaulting girlfriend

Nathan Turner / Pueblo Police Department

Nathan Turner / Pueblo Police Department

PUEBLO, Colo. — A Pueblo man is facing murder charges after fatally assaulting his girlfriend, according to police.

Police said the assault happened January 27. The victim, 33-year-old Nicole Stephenson, died of her injuries on Wednesday.

After the assault, the victim’s boyfriend, 36-year-old Nathan Turner, was arrested on charges of attempted second-degree murder and first-degree assault. He is now charged with second-degree murder, according to police.

Stephenson is the second woman to die in a domestic violence-related homicide in Pueblo this week. Greythonia Jackson, 22, was found dead in an alley on Monday night. Her husband, 22-year-old Rashad Jackson, was arrested on second-degree murder charges.

Stephenson’s death is the fourth homicide investigation in Pueblo this year.

Resources for victims of domestic violence

National Domestic Violence Hotline: Call the hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or visit thehotline.org for free help 24 hours a day.

Violence Free ColoradoVisit violencefreecolorado.org to find resources by county in Colorado. The website also has other resources, including information on how to help a loved one who is being abused.

TESSA of Colorado Springs: Call the 24-Hour Safe Line at 719-633-3819, or visit tessacs.org

YWCA of Pueblo: Call the 24-hour crisis hotline at 719-545-8195, or visit ywcapueblo.com

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