Man sentenced for killing pregnant wife

Man sentenced for killing pregnant wife

fox5sandiego.com

[trib_ndn vid=24853619]CHULA VISTA, Calif. — A man who stabbed his pregnant estranged wife to death in front of the couple’s children in Chula Vista was sentenced Thursday to 15 years to life in prison.

Jesus Arteaga Garcia, 31, was convicted Feb. 8 of second-degree murder in the death of 28-year-old Maribel Arteaga, but jurors acquitted the defendant of murder charges regarding the victim’s fetus.

ThJESUS ARTEAGA GARCIAe victim, a Customs and Border Protection agent, was two months pregnant with another man’s child at the time of the slaying.

Because the murder took place in front of the couple’s sons — who were 4 and 6 at the time — Garcia was also convicted of two misdemeanor counts of child abuse, for which he received credit for jail time served.

The victim’s boyfriend, Carlos Orga, also a CBP agent, testified that on Dec. 10, 2009, he was watching television with the victim…

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