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Husband of Arizona ballet dancer indicted for homicide after taking pictures spouse when she ‘startled him:’ officers

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Husband of Arizona ballet dancer indicted for homicide after taking pictures spouse when she ‘startled him:’ officers

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An Arizona grand jury has indicted a person on costs alleging that he shot and killed his spouse – an expert ballet dancer – when she “startled” him in the course of the night time, regulation enforcement paperwork present. 

A grand jury in Maricopa County indicted Hoopes, 36, on costs of second-degree homicide and illegal discharge of a weapon in reference to the May 20 taking pictures dying of his spouse, Colleen Hoopes, the county lawyer’s workplace introduced Friday. The indictment, offered to Fox News Digital on Monday, additional outlines the small print of the felony costs towards Hoopes. 

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Information relating to Hoopes’ lawyer was not instantly accessible. 

Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell described the 25-year-old sufferer as “an extremely talented dancer, beloved by her community.”

“Her life was cut short,” Mitchell mentioned within the Friday press launch, “and this office will seek justice for her and her family, who are devastated by her death.”

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Hoopes was a dancer with Ballet Arizona earlier than her surprising dying. Colleen and Christopher Hoopes had been married in July 2020, in response to a Facebook web page that appeared to belong to the sufferer. 

Tempe Police have mentioned they obtained a name round 3:45 a.m. on May 20 “for reports of the shooting.”

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“According to Tempe Police Dispatch, the caller, identified as Christopher Hoops (sic), stated he was startled by his wife in the middle of the night and subsequently shot her,” police mentioned, 

Officers arrived to search out Colleen Hoopes affected by a gunshot wound. They rushed the sufferer to a neighborhood hospital, however she couldn’t be saved, police mentioned. 

Christopher Hoopes mugshot photo 

Christopher Hoopes mugshot photograph 
(Tempe Police Department by way of Tempe Police Department)

Hoopes is accused of taking pictures his spouse two occasions utilizing a 9mm handgun, native affiliate FOX 10 Phoenix reported, citing investigators. He allegedly known as police 4 minutes later. 

He was ordered held on a $750,000 secured bond, FOX 10 reported, including that he was now not listed as in custody. 

Colleen Hoopes’ father, Ed Buckley, remembered his daughter as “a true light in our lives,” FOX 10 reported. 

In a press release posted on its Facebook web page after the information of Hoopes’ dying, Ballet Arizona known as the girl “an integral part of the Ballet Arizona family” who would “be missed deeply.” 

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“Her kindness and talent always shone through whether she was serving as a dancer, teacher, or friend,” the assertion reads. “She was passionate and dedicated to her artform and a bright light to us all. Our hearts go out to her loved ones.”

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