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Daly City man faces murder charges in fatal shooting of estranged wife

A 36-year-old man faces murder charges for the fatal shooting of his estranged wife in Daly City last weekend, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Eriberto Beltran Arenas is accused of killing Lillim Orozcozelaya, 26, who lived with their 4-year-old child in an apartment on Belmar Avenue, where Beltran Arenas went on Saturday night to confront her, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office.

When the young child started crying, the victim’s roommate took the child into another room and minutes later Beltran Arenas allegedly shot Orozcozelaya twice, killing her. After leaving the apartment, he also allegedly called several family members, including the victim’s mother, to say he had killed her, prosecutors said.

Beltran Arenas was arrested a short time later by San Francisco police. The District Attorney’s Office said he had 18 firearms registered in his name.

He made his initial appearance in San Mateo County Superior Court on Tuesday but did not enter a plea. He is being held on $11 million bail and is set to return to court on Nov. 18.

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