Couple in Murder-Suicide Were Breaking Up: PD

Jose Beltran killed his girlfriend Kirsten Jelinski before shooting himself, police say

The man and woman involved in a murder-suicide last week were breaking up and moving out of their shared home, according to an Oceanside police homicide detective.

Kirsten Jelinski, 25, had broken up with her boyfriend Jose Beltran, 25 — whom she lived with — about a month ago, according to the detective.

On April 1, the two were packing up to move out of their Oceanside condominium when police say Beltran shot Jelinski in the head before turning the gun on himself.

A neighbor, who had been in the condo earlier that day, saw blood coming from underneath the couple’s bedroom door and called 911. A dispatcher who knew Jelinski took the call and sent officers to their 4215 Vista Del Rio Way address.

When police arrived, they found Jelinski dead. However, Beltran was still alive, so paramedics rushed him to the hospital and put him on life support.

He died the next day, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Jelinski was actively involved in the North County softball community, playing at San Marcos and Mission Hills high schools before making her way to Villanova University for college.

She is now being mourned by fellow local players. Her friend Stephanie Kellie called her “the best person in your life that can help you grow.”

Her friends are planning a softball game on April 19 to raise money for her family. The principal at Mission Hills High School said they are also organizing a moment of silence in May to possibly retire her number.

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