Man Sentenced for Murdering Common-Law Wife, Wounding Her Father

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COMPTON (CNS) - A Sherman Oaks man convicted of gunning down his recently estranged common-law wife and wounding her father early on New Year's Day 2020 in Compton was sentenced today to 49 years to life in state prison.

Eduardo Ubiarco Jr., 39, was found guilty last Nov. 4 of first-degree murder of his 37-year-old common-law wife, identified only as ``Claudia L.,'' and the attempted murder of her then-62-year-old father, who survived gunshot wounds to his upper body.

Jurors also found true allegations that Ubiarco personally used a gun and inflicted great bodily injury on his common-law wife's father, according to Deputy District Attorney Courtney Dyer.

``This was a relationship involving domestic abuse,'' the prosecutor said, while noting that authorities have not determined a motive for the shooting.

The couple had two children together, but they did not witness the shooting, according to Dyer.

Ubiarco was arrested the day of the shootings by deputies and has remained behind bars since then.

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