VISTA, Calif. -- (KSWB) -- A man and two women involved in a sadomasochistic sex ring are guilty of torturing and murdering a 22-year-old military wife at a home in Fallbrook jurors said Wednesday.
The panel found Louis Ray Perez, 49, Dorothy Maraglino, 40, and Jessica Lynn Lopez, 28, guilty of 1st degree murder in the April 13, 2012, death of Brittany Killgore. The defendants were also found guilty of the special circumstance of kidnapping Killgore and could face life in prison when they are sentenced.
Killgore had just filed for divorce from her Marine husband, who was deployed to Afghanistan, when she was allegedly lured to a meeting with Perez. Her body was found four days later near Lake Skinner in Riverside County.
Lopez’s attorney, Sloan Ostbye, told jurors that her client was a victim to a “slave” contract she entered into with Maraglino in the bondage and sadomasochistic world.