A San Diego newspaper obtained the would-be suicide note of one of the suspects in the murder of Camp Pendleton Marine wife Brittany Killgore. The U-T San Diego reports the note, written by Jessica Lynn Lopez, 25, claims she alone was responsible for killing Killgore. Lopez claimed in the seven page letter she strangled Killgore and dumped her body in Riverside County.
Lopez lived in Fallbrook with the two other people arrested for murdering Killgore - Camp Pendleton Marine Staff Sgt. Louis Ray Perez, 45, and Dorothy Grace Marie Maraglino, 36.
Lopez wrote in her note:
“I want the WORLD to know how you tried to pin this on an innocent marine who would give his life to protect us from our enemies. Maybe now I am protect(ing) him from you.”
San Diego television station CBS 8 reports Maraglino will be arraigned in court today. Both Perez and Lopez have already been arraigned and charged with first-degree murder. Perez and Lopez have pleaded not guilty, and are each being held on $3 million bail.
CBS 8 spoke with one of the prosecutors in the case, who doubts the accuracy and truth of Lopez's would-be suicide note: