Ex-Deputy Charged With Murder of Father of Lover's Children

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors say a former Southern California sheriff's deputy was arrested for the alleged murder of the father of his lover's children after they had previously cleared him of wrongdoing.

The Riverside County district attorney's office said former Deputy Oscar Rodriguez was arrested Thursday in the shooting death of Luis Carlos Morin Jr. in 2014.

Prosecutors say they initially determined Rodriguez was justified in shooting Morin while attempting to arrest him on a warrant.

Prosecutors said they reopened the case after learning through a lawsuit filed by Morin's family that Rodriguez was intimately involved with Diana Perez, the mother of Morin's children.

Rodriguez is scheduled to appear in court Friday in Indio. Perez is scheduled to be arraigned on Jan. 3 on a charge of being an accessory.

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