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Irvine man arrested for allegedly murdering wife in argument

Shalabh Rastogi, 39, of Irvine, appears in this booking photo Monday, May 21, 2012. Irvine police arrested Rastogi for allegedly murdering his wife.

May 22, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
An Irvine man is under arrest after he allegedly murdered his wife.

Irvine police say they received a call from Shalabh Rastogi, 39, about 9:40 p.m. Monday. He told them he killed his wife during an argument.

The woman's body was found at an apartment complex on Monte Vista near Culver Drive. There was no indication that a weapon was used. The Orange County Coroner's Office is investigating the cause of death.

Rastogi has been booked into the Orange County Jail and is being held on $1 million bail.

The couple had been married for about 13 years and lived in Irvine for the last 8 months. They had three school-aged children. The children were not home at the time of the incident and have been taken into protective custody.

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