This past Monday, a man from Orange County was convicted of the
murder of his wife. The couple had been married for 39 years. When friends had
asked the husband, R.G.F., where his wife was, he stated that she had
left him because they were having problems as a couple. After six months
of not hearing from his wife, however, friends decided to formally file
a missing person's report. This report was filed in August of 2010,
but R.G.F. continued to lie to the police regarding where his wife was.
Finally, he was afraid that he would be discovered and told police he
had killed his wife during an argument.
In February of 2012, he had struck his wife on the head with a statute
while in their home. He said that he attacked her while in a rage. Rather
than report the incident, he kept his wife's body in the house. After
dismembering her body, he rented an RV and put her body parts in freezers
in the RV. After driving to Lake Piru Recreational Area located in Ventura
County, he burned the body. R.G.F. was charged with second degree murder, a
felony crime. As mentioned earlier, he was convicted of this offense on Monday.
He will not be formally sentenced until this coming February, but could
be facing up to life in prison.
Murder is one of the most serious criminal charges a person can be facing.
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