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Sunday, Oct 06 2013 12:09 PM

Man arrested on suspicion of murder, spousal abuse


A Bakersfield man was arrested late Saturday after police arrived at a Brundage Lane apartment and found a woman there not breathing.

The woman, Maria Cortes, 40, was taken to Bakersfield Memorial Hospital where she later died.

A subsequent investigation revealed she had been in a domestic dispute with her husband prior to police being called to the apartment in the 700 block of Brundage Lane at 11:31 p.m.

Police arrested Jorge Aceves-Cortes, 39, on suspicion of murder, spousal abuse and child endangerment.

The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Bakersfield Police at 327-7111 or Detective R. Kroeker at 326-3546.

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