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Arraignment Delayed For Man Accused Of Murdering His Girlfriend, 2 Sons

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(source: Orange Police)

(source: Orange Police)

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SANTA ANA (CBS) — A judge Wednesday postponed the arraignment for an Orange County man accused in the murders of his girlfriend and the couple’s two young sons.

Shazer Limas, 31, of Orange, was arrested May 3 after leading authorities on a chase through Orange County.

Earlier that day, an apartment manager asked authorities to check on Limas’ girlfriend, 31-year-old Arlet Hernandez Contreras, after finding blood in the unit they shared.

Officers then located Limas in a parking lot near John Wayne Airport. He fled, leading authorities on a chase along the southbound 405 and 5 freeways before waging an hour-long standoff, which prompted the shutdown of Interstate 5 in both directions.

Contreras’ body, which was identified over the weekend, was found under a tarp in La Puente on April 25. Officials searched the Olinda Alpha landfill in Brea for the boys’ bodies, but they have yet to be found.

Court records show Limas filed a temporary restraining order against Contreras last April.

“I fear for my safety and well-being, but also for my property,” Limas was quoted saying in the documents.

“My main concern is that Arlet Hernandez Contreras is going to physically hurt herself and accuse me of doing so,” he also wrote in a letter last year.

Limas is due back in court June 5.

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