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Orinda man charged with murder

By scarney
Thursday, June 28th, 2012 at 9:22 pm in Crime, Orinda.

James Collin, 62, was charged with murder Thursday in the killing of his longtime girlfriend in their Orinda home on Tuesday.

Collin’s girlfriend,¬†56-year-old Evangeline Cumbe Devera, died from¬†“blunt force and sharp force injury,” according to the sheriff’s office. Law enforcement officials have reported that the death came following a machete attack on the victim.

An enhancement for use of a deadly weapon will be applied to the count of murder.

Collin is being held on $1 million bail. His next scheduled date in court is July 9.

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