Sacto 9-1-1
May 10, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What was trial outcome for man accused of killing ex-wife?

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QUESTION: Whatever happened in the trial of my murdered friend Jill Alamo?
Submitted by: Colleen, Sacramento

ANSWER: Augustine Espino Munoz pleaded no contest in 2011 to second-degree murder in the 2007 strangulation of his ex-wife, Jill Alamo.

According to stories in The Bee, a neighbor reported Alamo, 42, missing in late October 2007. Deputies found signs of forced entry and a struggle in her home. Nine days later, on Nov. 8, her body was found dumped in a ditch in the 9900 block of Elder Creek Road.

Munoz was arrested in November 2009 at the Sacramento County Main Jail, where he had been in custody since Alamo's body was found. At the time of Alamo's death, Munoz was out of jail on bail, charged with violating a domestic violence restraining order.

Munoz was sentenced in March 2011 to 15 years to life in prison. Now 42 years old, he is incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison.

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