Sgt. Louis Perez, Dorothy Maraglino and Jessica Lynn Lopez are accused of killing 22-year-old Brittany Killgore. The trio will be tried together.
Three suspects accused of conspiring to kill a North County Marine wife are bound for trial.
Officials say Killgore was an unwilling participant in a deadly sex game at the hands of the trio, who were involved in a bondage, discipline and sadomasochistic lifestyle.
Killgore went missing on April 13 after agreeing to go on a dinner cruise with Perez, an acquaintance at the time. She was found dead – nude and mutilated – on April 17 near Lake Skinner in Riverside County.
Prosecutors claim the three defendants conspired to kidnap, torture and sexually assault Killgore.
The three defendants were in court last week for a preliminary hearing. Throughout the week, many witnesses took the stand, detailing Killgore’s last days and the BDSM lifestyle the defendants practiced at the home they shared on East Fallbrook Street.
A detective also took the stand last week and read the full suicide letter written by Lopez in April 2012, which describes in detail how Killgore was killed.
Closing arguments ended Monday afternoon. Lopez, Maraglino and Perez will all be tried together and are currently held without bail. It is unknown at this time when they will next appear in court.