Ernesto Victor Lopez scheduled to be sentenced today for connection to murder

Body was found in local orchard in May 2015
Posted at 7:40 AM, May 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-03 10:40:21-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – A man is scheduled to be sentenced today for his connection to a body that was found in a local orchard.


Ernesto Victor Lopez was one of three suspects believed to be connected to that murder.


He was originally facing a charge of first degree murder. But, he accepted a plea deal on false imprisonment with violence.


Sheriff’s Deputies found the burned body in an orchard off Highway 166.


Lopez is set to be in court at 8:30 this morning.





Ernesto Lopez pled no contest to false imprisonment, other charges dismissed