Custody dispute allegedly behind Bay Area slaying

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Updated: 6/13 1:00 pm

SAN PABLO, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors say a San Francisco Bay Area woman shot and killed the father of her children over a custody dispute.

Alicia Ortez was scheduled to be arraigned on Friday on charges of murder and child abduction in connection with the slaying of 43-year-old Oscar Anguiano.

Anguiano was found dead in the backyard of his San Pablo home on Monday. Authorities issued an Amber Alert after the children — ages 2, 6 and 12 — couldn't be located.

They were later found safe with the 35-year-old Ortez and a male companion, who has also been charged with murder and child abduction.

Prosecutors tell the Contra Costa Times Anguianao had recently been awarded custody of the children. Ortez had allegedly threatened to kill him if she didn't win custody.


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