Valencia Man, 21, Formally Charged With Killing His Boyfriend

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA)  —     A 21-year-old man was charged Wednesday with the murder of his boyfriend whose body was later found in a closet.

Los Angeles County Deputy D.A.  Julie Kramer said Christian Alexander Ortiz  of Valencia faces one count of murder.

Arraignment was scheduled today and continued to Nov. 16 in Department S of the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

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Ortiz is charged with killing Brayan “Brian” Rodriguez., 20, on Sept. 22. The victim’s body was discovered two days later in the defendant’s closet.

If convicted as charged, Ortiz faces a possible maximum sentence of 25 years to life in state prison. Bail is set at $2 million.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

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