Providence Man Arraigned in Providence County District Court for Murder

 

Providence, R.I. – Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that a Providence man was arraigned in Providence County District Court today on charges stemming from the September 24, 2020 killing of Corey Vargas in Providence.

 

Michael Domenech (age 25) was arraigned in Sixth Division District Court, charged with one count each of murder, assault with intent to commit robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, and possession of a knife during the commission of a crime.

 

It is alleged that Domenech stabbed and killed Corey Vargas on September 24, 2020 during an attempted robbery.

 

Domenech was later arrested on October 10, 2020 in Pine Valley, California by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents. Domenech was then extradited back to Rhode Island, where he was arraigned today.

 

Domenech was also presented before the Court as a violator of a previously imposed sentence. In 2017, Domenech pleaded nolo contendere to one count of distribution of crack cocaine and was sentenced to four years at the ACI with two years to serve and the balance of the sentence suspended with probation.

 

Domenech is currently being held without bail at the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI). His next scheduled court date is on October 30, 2020 for a determination of attorney hearing.

 

The case is being investigated by the Providence Police Department.

 

An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

More Americans voted in this presidential election than ever before with nearly 154-million votes counted. President-elect Joe Biden is the first candidate to earn more than 80-million votes in a national election. Meantime, President Trump is the only other candidate to get more than 70-million votes.        Dr. Anthony Fauci [[ FOW-chee ]] says he has not met with President-elect Joe Biden yet. Speaking on "Good Morning America," the nation's top expert on infectious diseases said he has meet with a member of Biden's transition team. However, Fauci said "nothing substantive" came out of the conversation.        The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is changing its guidance on contact tracing. The CDC used to recommend contact tracers track all COVID-19 cases back to their source. But now officials say state health departments are advised to run contact traces on cases fewer than six days old and on people who have a high risk of infecting others.       Georgia's secretary of state is accusing President Trump of throwing him under the bus. In an op-ed for USA Today, Brad Raffensperger said he and his family voted for and donated to President Trump's Campaign. This came after Trump called Raffensperger a "so-called Republican" for not allowing his team to look at signatures on mail-in voter envelopes, claiming they would find substantial election fraud.       Two women are settling their discrimination lawsuit after they were detained at the US-Canadian border because they were speaking Spanish. Ana Suda and Martha "Mimi" Hernandez say Customs and Border Protection agents detained them outside a Montana convenience store for 40 minutes in May 2018. A video of the incident shows an agent telling them Spanish is "very unheard of up here."       Publisher Penguin Random House is reportedly planning to buy Simon and Schuster from ViacomCBS for nearly two-point-two-billion-dollars. Penguin Random House is the nation's largest publisher and Simon and Schuster is the nation's third largest publisher. The deal may raise some antitrust concerns because Random House is owned by a German media conglomerate.