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Man charged with murder in Thanksgiving Day Corona case

By in Press Enterprise on November 29, 2017

By Gail Wesson

A 45-year-old man who was arrested Thanksgiving Day at a Corona park was charged Tuesday with murder and cruelty to an elder or dependent adult, according to court and jail records.

Gilberto Urrutia Perez is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday to enter a plea. He’s in jail in Riverside with bail set at $1 million.

A woman suffered life-threatening injuries during a family fight Thursday afternoon, police said last week. A suspect, whose name wasn’t released, was tracked down and arrested at nearby Brentwood Park.

That’s the same location where Perez was arrested just after 2 p.m. Thursday, jail records show, but police haven’t responded to questions about whether Perez is the suspect in the family fight or whether the victim in that case survived.

Officers were called just before 2 p.m. Thanksgiving Day to a home in the 1700 block of Rainbow Ridge in western Corona, where a family disturbance led to an assault with a deadly weapon, police said in a news release.

As of Friday, the release indicated, the victim was in critical condition at a trauma center. Police did not release her name, age or relationship to the suspect.

Staff writer Stephen Ramirez contributed to this story.

This story is developing. Check back for updates.

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