3 Sex-Cult Members Found Guilty in Torture, Murder of Young Marine Wife

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According to trial testimony and court documents, Killgore's nude body was found in a ravine in southern Riverside County four days after she was reported missing on April 13, 2012. She had been strangled, possibly with a rope. (Credit: KSWB)

Three members of a reported “master-slave” sex cult were convicted Wednesday of murdering a young Marine wife from Fallbrook.

Former Marine Staff Sgt. Louis Perez, 49, Dorothy Grace Maraglino, 40, and Jessica Lynn Lopez, 28, were convicted of torturing and murdering Brittany Killgore, 22.

A jury in the San Diego County Superior Court in Vista deliberated for three days before finding all three guilty of first-degree murder.

Each defendant had an attorney, and each attorney asserted his client was not present during the killing. Now, each of the three faces a possible life sentence when sentenced Nov. 19.

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