EL MONTE, Calif. (KTLA) -- An El Monte man extradited to Los Angeles from Mexico is facing murder charges in the 2018 killing of his pregnant wife, prosecutors said Tuesday.
Octavio Curiel Martinez, 37, allegedly shot Ana Maria Nuñez, 37, to death at her home in El Monte on Aug. 29, 2018. Authorities said she was six months pregnant, and neighbors told KTLA she had four children.
After the fatal shooting, prosecutors allege, Martinez shot at his father and mother at their house in El Monte. He is accusing of firing at them while two children were also inside the home.
Martinez’s family members found his wife dying from gunshot wounds at her home, according to the FBI. Nuñez and her unborn child were later pronounced dead at a hospital.
Authorities first identified Martinez as a suspect the day after his wife’s murder. But he managed to flee the country and evade capture for several months.