A man charged with murder was caught illegally owning a gun as an undocumented immigrant two years before he allegedly shot a Salt Lake City woman to death, police say. But the weapons charges were not filed until Monday.
Delfino Arriaga-Luna, accused of killing 19-year-old Stephanie Williams over a drug dispute, was approached by Salt Lake City police in June 2008 after a report that he was arguing with someone and had a gun, police wrote in the new charges.
Arriaga-Luna allowed the officer to search his bedroom, where a 9 mm handgun was found, police wrote. Arriaga then told the officer he was not a U.S. citizen and had no residence papers, police wrote.