East LA Woman Killed by Husband at Montebello Job Site

By City News Service

A 29-year-old man suspected of killing his wife at her job in Montebello turned himself into police on Sunday, a sheriff’s sergeant said.

Tustin resident Arthur Andrade surrendered at 1 a.m to the Whittier Police Department and was later booked in Montebello for suspicion of murder, said Sgt. Rich Pena of the Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau.

Andrade’s bail was set at $1 million. The murder weapon and vehicle were still outstanding, Pena said.

The shooting attack took place at about 8:30 a.m. Saturday in the 100 block of Washington Boulevard, according to Sgt. Diane Hecht of the Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau.

“The victim, a resident of East Los Angeles, arrived at her place of employment,” Hecht said. “She was confronted by her husband, the suspect, in the parking lot.”

Hecht said the two were arguing when Andrade reportedly shot the woman multiple times in the upper body.

The victim, Soria Esperanza, was pronounced dead at the scene, Hecht said. Andrade fled the scene in a dark-colored vehicle.

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