Reports include Gonzalo Garibay's admission to killing his wife

Posted at 5:35 PM, Aug 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-02 02:34:22-04

Newly released court documents provide details into the death of Rosa Garibay from the perspective of her husband, Gonzalo Garibay.

The documents show that during an interview with detectives, Gonzalo admitted that he killed Rosa on July 16th.

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Police reports say Rosa arrived home from work around 2 p.m. that day and Gonzalo confronted her in the garage of their home. Gonzalo told the detectives the argument was about her infidelity. 

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Gonzalo told police that the couple's adult son took their two younger children to get food while they were in the garage. The argument then moved to the master bathroom, where Rosa slapped Gonzalo.

The police report says that Gonzalo punched Rosa, and Rosa responded by slapping Gonzalo again.

Gonzalo told police he then put both hands around her neck and began strangling her. While strangling her, he pushed her into the bathtub until she stopped breathing.

Police reports say that Gonzalo tried to perform CPR after noticing she wasn't breathing. After he was unsuccessful in resuscitating Rosa, he removed her clothing and turned the shower on to clean blood off of her that had come from the side of her head.

Gonzalo told police that he left Rosa in the tub until around 7 p.m. because the children had arrived home and he wanted to get Rosa out of the house without the children noticing.

Police reports say Gonzalo told detectives that he placed Rosa in the trunk and drove to the area of Highway 166 and Highway 33 in Ventura County, where he dropped her down a steep embankment off the side of the road.

Rosa had been reported missing by her employer after she didn't show up for work for a few days.

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Gonzalo appeared in court Monday for arraignment on a first degree murder charge. He entered a not guilty plea and will be back in court on August 16th.