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A Vallejo man who police believe bludgeoned his girlfriend with a metal baseball bat after she tried to break up with him is scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon on murder and kidnapping charges. William Espinosa Ubando, 39, was arrested Monday in American Canyon for the murder of 33-year-old Ritchie Lei Lusung Campued, of Vallejo.
Ubando’s estranged wife called Vallejo police at about 1:20 p.m.Monday to report that Ubando had called her to tell her that he had just killed Campued, his girlfriend of 10 months, Lt. Abel Tenorio said. Police went to check on Campued’s welfare at her Vallejo home but she was not there, Tenorio said. They then learned that Campued’s silver Toyota Tacoma pickup truck had been found in a parking lot near the tennis courts at Glen Cove Waterfront Park in Vallejo, covered in blood, Tenorio said.
An American Canyon man who worked with Ubando at a San Rafael health care facility informed American Canyon police at about 5:30 p.m. Monday that Ubando was at his home, Tenorio said. Ubando had allegedly gone to his co-worker’s house and told him that he killed Campued and that her body was still in his car, Tenorio said. Ubando’s car was found at the American Canyon home. Inside the car, police found the badly beaten body of a woman on the floor of the front passenger seat, Tenorio said.
Police believe she is Campued, but the Solano County coroner’s office expects to confirm her identity later today. Investigators also found a blood-covered metal bat in Ubando’s car, Tenorio said. The Vallejo police investigation “is pretty much wrapped up,” Tenorio said this morning.” She was trying to end their 10-month relationship and we suspect that was the key factor,” Tenorio said. (William Ubando will be arraigned at 1:30 p.m. today in Department 17, Solano County Justice Center at 530 Union Ave., Fairfield.)
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