POMONA, Calif. (KTLA) – A West Covina man has been charged with murdering his wife, whose body was found in her vehicle in the parking lot of a local casino.
Tomas Rodriguez Infante, 60, is charged with one count of murder. He was expected to be arraigned on Wednesday. His bail has been recommended at $1 million.
The bod of 57-year-old Charito Tolentino was found on Jan. 13 in the back of her red Toyota RAV4, which had been left in the parking lot of the Hawaiian Gardens Casino.
According to authorities, Tolentino died of blunt force trauma and stabbing-type injuries.
She had been missing since leaving a shift working as a nurse on Friday morning. It was her family who discovered her car and her body on Sunday morning.
Infante was arrested on Monday after sheriff’s homicide investigators serve a search warrant at the couple’s home in West Covina.
Infante faces a maximum sentence of life in prison with the possibility of parole if convicted.