MONTEBELLO >> Red flags were everywhere in the marriage of Daniel Diego and Erica Roberta Perez.
Police say there was a history of domestic violence. Family members say it was a troubled marriage. She was convicted of misdemeanor corporal injury to a spouse in 2011, in an incident that her family members say was self-defense. They also say the abuse was a pattern.
On Dec. 10, the body of Erica Perez was found in the trunk of the family’s Honda Accord.
Daniel Perez is in jail charged with her murder and kidnapping of four of their five children. The children face an uncertain future without their parents. Attorneys in the case will be in court Monday to set a date for the preliminary hearing. [Read Full Article]