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Man charged with second degree murder in Newman Lake death investigation

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NEWMAN LAKE, Wash. -

UPDATE: Detectives have charged 29-year-old Nicholas L. Holden with second degree murder Friday evening.

After concluding interviews, detectives booked Holden into Spokane County Jail. 

They will continue to process evidence and conduct interviews as the investigation continues.

Previous coverage:

Spokane County Sheriff's Major Crimes Detectives are investigating the death of a woman in Newman Lake as a homicide. 

Friday morning, deputies were called to a home to assist fire personnel already on scene. Firefighters reported the woman in her 30's was having an unknown medical problem. Despite life-saving efforts, the woman was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Deputies saw the woman had "obvious signs" of physical abuse and called in Major Crimes detectives. 

Initial information from the Sheriff's Office is a man and his girlfriend were involved in a domestic violence argument Thursday afternoon/evening. A 911 call was placed Friday morning after the woman was found injured and unresponsive. 

The boyfriend of the victim has been detained and is being interviewed by detectives. 

The Sheriff's Office says the 14000 block of N. Meadow Lane will be closed for several hours. 

The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office will release the name of the victim along with cause and manner of death when appropriate to do so.      

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