Husband allegedly shot and killed his wife while their 4-year-old child was in the next room

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Nov. 12 2021, Published 3:44 p.m. ET

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A man has been charged with murder after he shot his estranged to death with their 4-year-old child nearby, according to prosecutors.

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On Nov. 6, Eriberto Beltran Arenas, 36, confronted Lillim Orozcozelaya, 26, “about cheating allegations” at her Belmar Avenue apartment where she lived with their child and a roommate, The Mercury News reported.

Prosecutors say the roommate took the 4-year-old child to another room and Orozcozelaya was shot two minutes later, according to The Mercury News.

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Arenas allegedly broke down the door, pointed a gun at the roommate and the child and threatened to kill the roommate, The Mercury News reported.

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Arenas also allegedly called several of Orozcozelaya’s family members, including her mother, to tell them he killed her, according to The Mercury News.

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He was arrested by San Francisco police and had 18 firearms registered to his name, The Mercury News reported.

Arenas appeared in San Mateo County Superior Court and didn’t enter a plea and asked for a week to be given an attorney, according to The Mercury News.

He is in custody on $11 million bail and his next court appearance is scheduled for Nov. 18, The Mercury News reported.


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