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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.

 

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