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No death penalty in murder of Marine wife

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VISTA (CNS) - A man and two women accused of killing the 22-year-old wife of a Camp Pendleton Marine from Fallbrook and dumping her body in a remote area in Riverside County will face life in prison without parole if convicted, a prosecutor announced Friday.

A June 1 trial date is set for Louis Ray Perez, 48, Dorothy Maraglino, 39, and Jessica Lynn Lopez, 27, who are charged with murder, torture and murder during a kidnapping in the April 2012 death of Brittany Killgore.

At a hearing today at the Vista courthouse, Deputy District Attorney Patrick Espinoza said his office would not be seeking the death penalty for the defendants should they be convicted.

Killgore was strangled at a home in Fallbrook where the defendants allegedly practiced bondage and sadomasochism. Killgore, who was an acquaintance of the defendants but was not a participant in their lifestyle, was lured to a meeting with Perez on April 13, 2012, prosecutors allege.

Killgore's nude body was found near Lake Skinner four days later.

Authorities allege the victim was killed after being abducted and forced to participate in the defendants' bondage and sadomasochistic sex ring.

Killgore had just filed for divorce from her Marine husband -- who was deployed to Afghanistan at the time -- and had been preparing to move back to Pennsylvania.

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