Man Charged With Suffocating His Wife

Man Charged With Suffocating His Wife
Photo: Victor Lopez

A man was recently charged with suffocating his wife. Suspicious circumstances prompted a phone call to the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office to request a welfare check at a house on the 1100 block of East Date in Porterville.

As deputies were arriving, a man fled from the home. When deputies gained entry into the home, they found 31-year old Samantha Lopez’s lifeless body. Detectives of TCSO Violent Crimes Unit were called to scene to take over the investigation.

The man who fled from the house is 33-year old Victor Lopez, Samantha’s husband. He was found a short distance from the house and held for questioning.

An autopsy concluded Samantha was suffocated and her death was ruled a homicide. Lopez was ultimately charged for the murder of his wife. He is currently in confined at the Visalia Adult-Pre-Trial Facility.

Photo from TCSO

Man Charged With Suffocating His Wife was last modified: December 7th, 2018 by admin
Categories: Tulare
Tags: murder