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October 3, 2019: Man Sentenced in Domestic Violence Killing of Wife in Bellflower

Venusse D. Navid, Public Information Officer

A Bellflower man was sentenced today for fatally shooting his wife in front of their family on Christmas Day two years ago, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Santiago Palacios Salgado (dob 7/25/61) was sentenced by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Michael Cowell to 40 years to life in prison in case VA146582.

The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Amanda Luna.

On Dec. 25, 2017, Salgado went to a home in the 9100 block of Rosecrans Avenue in Bellflower, displayed a handgun and fatally shot his estranged wife, Gabriela Romero-Garcia, 41.

In August, Salgado pleaded no contest to one felony count of second-degree murder.

The case was investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.