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Covina man accused of murdering girlfriend

April 22, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
An 18-year-old Covina man will face murder charges Thursday in the death of his girlfriend.Police say Joseph Anthony Gutierrez shot and killed 18-year-old Yazmeen Hassan Monday in the bedroom they shared at the home of his grandparents.

Gutierrez turned himself in to Covina police around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, and was booked on suspicion of murder. He is expected to be arraigned Thursday.

Investigators say Gutierrez's grandfather called police after he heard a gunshot inside his home on South Brightview Drive Monday afternoon.

Patrol officers who responded to the call found Hassan in a bedroom, with significant head trauma. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say a motive is still unclear.


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