Murder, Arson Suspect Arrested

October 22, 2008 8:44:40 PM PDT
Fresno County Sheriff's Deputies announced an arrest in connection with a burned body that was found earlier this week.Jaime Martinez Lopez of Raisin City has been taken into custody by deputies.

Sheriff Margaret Mims say Lopez is responsible for the murder of 36 year old Jose Gallegos. A Fresno county farm worker found Gallegos' body inside a burned out SUV near Kerman Monday morning.

The sheriff says Lopez owed the victim money after Lopez bought a car from him. They'd apparently been fighting for months about the unpaid debt.

Lopez is being held in the Fresno County Jail on murder and arson charges.

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