West Covina Man Charged With Murder in Wife's Death

The victim's body was discovered in an SUV two days after she was reported missing

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    Tomas Rodriguez Infante, 60, is charged with murder in his wife's death.

    A West Covina man was charged Wednesday with murder after his wife's body was discovered Sunday in a sport utility vehicle outside a Southern California casino.

    Tomas Rodriguez Infante, 60, was charged with one count of murder in the death of Charito Tolentino, his wife. Her body was found Sunday in the family's SUV, which was parked outside the Hawaiian Gardens Casino.

    The Los Angeles County District Attorney's office requested bail at $1 million. Arraignment is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.

    The victim died from blunt force trauma and "stabbing-type" injuries, according to investigators. Infante reported her missing Saturday to West Covina police, telling them she did not return home from work Friday morning, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

    Deputies located the victim's car Sunday at the casino, about 25 miles south of the family's West Covina home.

    "Due to the condition of the victim's body, it appeared the victim was killed and placed in the rear of the vehicle," the sheriff's department said in a statement.
     

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