Kern County District Attorney decides to charge Bakersfield lawyer with first degree murder

Mark Madrigali allegedly shot wife in June 2013

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Kern County District Attorney has decided to file first-degree murder charges against local attorney Mark Madrigali.

On July 11, his wife, 51-year-old Trivia Jean Madrigali died due to complications from a shotgun wound.

Trivia was allegedly shot by Mark in the chest on June 12, 2013.

A motion to amend the charges to first-degree murder and increase his bail to two million will be filed Monday, July 15, and will likely be granted Thursday, according to the district attorney's office.

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