Woman, 23, charged with killing boyfriend

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A young woman from Dublin is facing charges for murdering his boyfriend. 

According to the Dublin Police Department, they found the victim inside a home on Campbell Lane on Cinco de Mayo around 9 p.m. 

The victim, 23-year-old Jesus Gallegos, had been stabbed. Police said the victim also suffered blunt-force trauma injuries. 

Officers detained Gallegos’ girlfriend, Crystal Angelina Espinoza, 23, at the crime scene. She was arrested and booked into Santa Rita Jail on charges of homicide and domestic assault.

Dublin Police Captain Gurvinder Gosal said, “They were in a dating relationship. The victim stayed at the suspect’s apartment on and off.”

Alameda County prosecutors filed murder charges against Espinoza before her first court appearance Wednesday. 

She is scheduled to be arraigned on May 24 in the East County Hall of Justice.

Inmate records show Espinoza is being held behind bars without bail.


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