A Long Beach man was arrested Thursday after his wife died in a hospital last April after being assaulted, police said.
Alexandro Carnes, 32, was arrested on suspicion of murder and booked into Long Beach Jail on $2 million bail. His wife, Yesenia Carnes, 32, died the day after police were called to a local hospital on April 18 regarding a patient with suspicious injuries, Long Beach police said.
Carnes had been found non-responsive at a residence in the 2800 block of Pacific Avenue in the Wrigley area.
“Due to the severity of the injuries, officers initiated an investigation and notified the Homicide Detail,” police said in a statement.
Police said Yesenia Carnes was home with her husband when he assaulted her, and coroner determined her injuries were a result of the assault.
The motive is unknown, police said, but the incident is being investigated as domestic violence.
Detectives anticipate presenting their case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office early next week for filing consideration.
Anyone with any information regarding the incident is urged to contact LBPD Homicide Detectives Mark Mattia, Donald Collier, or Juan Carlos Reyes at 562-570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the “P3 Tips” app to your smartphone (available at the Apple app store or Google Play), or by visiting www.crimestoppers.org.
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