Criminal Justice

Lawyer to face first-degree murder case after his wife dies from gunshot wound

A month after a Southern California lawyer allegedly shot his wife in the chest during a domestic incident at their home, she has died and her death has been ruled a homicide.

Prosecutors say Mark Madrigali, 57, who was being held in lieu of $1.5 million bail on attempted murder and spousal abuse charges, will now be charged with first-degree murder, report the Bakersfield Californian (reg. req.) and KERO. His bail is expected to be increased to $2 million.

Madrigali declined a request for comment by the Bakersfield newspaper and KGET. He called 911 in the early hours of June 12 to report that his wife was injured and has pleaded not guilty in the attempted-murder case.

See also: “Lawyer held in lieu of $2M bail, accused of shooting his wife in a domestic violence case”

KERO: “Report: Mark Madrigali previously put guns to wife’s head, in mouth”

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