NEWHALL (CBSLA.com) — Authorities said a Newhall man has been charged with killing his wife of two months.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said 48-year-old Robert George Arvizu pleaded not guilty Friday to one count of murder.READ MORE: Amazon Web Services Suffers Outage; Slows Disney+, Roku, Venmo
The murder count was added to two existing felony counts of assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury. The two assault charges involve a second victim.
Before dawn on May 24, Los Angeles County Sheriff Deputies discovered the body of the 25-year-old victim identified as Courtney A. while conducting a welfare check at the Newhall residence, the DA said.READ MORE: Boy Killed, Young Girl Among 2 Wounded In Wilmington Shooting
Previously that evening, Arvizu had allegedly assaulted a friend who gave him a ride home from a party that the defendant had attended with his wife, the prosecutor added.
Arvizu’s bail was raised Friday to more than $1 million. Arvizu will return to LA Superior Court on November 18.MORE NEWS: Monorail Or Heavy Rail? Metro Wants Public Input On Ambitious Project To Connect San Fernando Valley To LAX
If convicted as charged, the defendant faces a possible maximum sentence of 30 years to life in prison.