BPD: Husband arrested after wife died after domestic dispute

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Bakersfield Police officers responded to an apartment in the 700 block of Brundage Lane for a female victim of an assault at about 11:31 p.m. Saturday, according to BPD officials.

Upon arrival officers found a woman, Maria Cortes, 40, who was not breathing, officials said.

The victim was transported to a local hospital where she later died, officials said.

Investigation revealed she was involved in a domestic dispute with her husband prior to police being called. 

The husband, Jorge Aceves-Cortes, 39, was subsequently arrested for murder, spousal abuse and child endangerment. 

Investigation is continuing. The Kern County Sheriff's Office Coroner official said an autopsy will be scheduled.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call the Bakersfield Police Department at 327-7111 or Detective R. Kroeker at 326-3546.

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