On Feb. 24, 2022, deputies from the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office responded to a local hospital and met with a victim, later identified as Subrina Calderon, 26, who had been “kidnapped, beaten, battered and struck with a golf club multiple times,” according to the Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s Office.
On Feb. 28, 2022, Calderon succumbed to her injuries, KVII-TV reported.
Calderon initially arrived at the hospital with Thomas Lopez, 33, KVII-TV reported. While Lopez was there, the victim reportedly told staff she fell down the stairs. However, after Lopez left, she told hospital staff that Lopez was “hitting her with golf clubs, bit her on the ear and punched her with closed fists.”
The victim suffered bruising all over her body and had dried blood near her ears, KVII reported.
Deputies talked with Calderon, who said she and Lopez were in an “on-and-off relationship for the past year” and he had been abusing her for “the past month,” officials said.
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The victim said Lopez pulled her hair and tried to strangle her, police said.
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On March 27, Lopez pleaded guilty to multiple charges, including murder, kidnapping and resisting, evading or obstructing an officer, the District Attorney’s Office announced.
Lopez was sentenced to 18 years in prison, which included a “four-year habitual offender enhancement,” authorities said.
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