LOS ANGELES — A man was charged with killing his live-in girlfriend whose body was found wrapped in plastic inside his vehicle parked at their Whittier home.
Luis Rey Jimenez-Jimenez faces one count of murder with an allegation of using a wrench as a deadly and dangerous weapon.
According to the criminal complaint, victim Nadia Solís, 41, was killed on or about Dec. 30. Her body was discovered by sheriff’s deputies conducting a welfare check Jan. 5, prosecutors said.
According to KNBC, citing police, the victim ‘suffered injuries to her head, and it was determined that the man killed the woman in a fit of rage.’
If convicted as charged, Jimenez-Jimenez faces a possible maximum sentence of 26 years to life in state prison. Bail is scheduled at $2 million.
The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.