Filipino found guilty in wife’s murder in California

By Steve Angeles, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

June 24, 2014

CALIFORNIA – A Southern California jury has spoken in the brutal murder of a Filipina nurse that ended in a casino parking lot.

This past week, a jury has found 62-year-old Filipino, Tomas Infante, guilty of first degree murder in the alleged beating and stabbing to death of his wife Charito Tolentino in January 2013.

Prosecutors claimed that Infante killed the 57-year-old Tolentino after his girlfriend discovered that he was married.

He then allegedly put his wife’s dead body in a car trunk and left it at a casino parking lot some 20 miles away where she was found days later after being reported as missing.

Infante’s son testified during the trial that his father told him he had killed his stepmother.

Investigators claimed they found blood in the couple’s West Covina garage. Surveillance at the casino where Infante left the car carrying Tolentino’s body had also linked him to the crime.

Though Tolentino lived 40 miles away in West Covina, she worked as a nurse at a local hospital in LA’s Filipinotown neighborhood.

The couple also reportedly had a daughter together.

Infante is scheduled to be sentenced on July 8. He faces 25 years to life in prison.

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  • JRB
    24 June 2014 at 11:30 pm - Reply

    Sad, to see someone kill his wife because he has a girlfriend? He didn’t have to kill his wife, he could have end his marriage to his wife and walk away with his girlfriend. Sometimes people don’t think with they brains only with they crazy feelings. Yes a cute girl always look better than you wife, but sometimes the grass look green on the other side of the fence? But it isn’t the grass looks dry. He did a wrong thing and will die in jail not with his girlfriend, what a big loser?

  • kikay Pang0
    25 June 2014 at 8:53 am - Reply

    He exactly portrayed a Filipino behavior .. …. Lacked of planning.