Murder, Arson Suspect Arrested

Fresno, CA, USA 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.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

abc30 News Links:
Links to other news sections on our website.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Breaking News Alerts:
Click Here to Sign-Up for Breaking News E-Mail Alerts
Receive Breaking News alerts in your email inbox.


Click Here to Sign-Up for Text Message Alerts
Receive Breaking News alerts right on your cell phone.


-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Copyright © 2021 KFSN-TV. All Rights Reserved.