A Wyoming judge has found probable cause to pursue a first-degree murder charge against a Cheyenne man charged with killing his girlfriend in November.

A preliminary hearing was held Friday for 45-year-old Joseph Underwood in the Nov. 1 death of 40-year-old Angela Elizondo.

Prosecutors said Underwood told investigators that he had argued with Elizondo and she returned a ring he gave her.

He said he blacked out and when he came to he was straddling her body.

Defense attorneys said Underwood had brain injuries from a 1992 motorcycle crash and from shooting himself in the head during a standoff with police in 2014.

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