- Marilu Ramírez Olmedo, mother of three, was shot to death by her boyfriend.
- Luis Antonio Pulido Esparza said that the Olmedo had committed suicide after a fight.
- However, the authorities uncovered the man’s lie and arrested him.
Marilu Ramirez Olmedo was shot to death in Corcoran, California by her boyfriend Luis Antonio Pulido Esparza. Pulido Esparza was the one who called 911 to report the death of Ramírez Olmedo. However, he said that the young woman had committed suicide.
The Corcoran Police Department (CPD) found several inconsistencies in 34-year-old Luis Antonio Pulido Esparza’s statement regarding the death of 32-year-old Marilu Ramírez Olmedo so they began to investigate the crime.
Marilu Ramírez Olmedo was the mother of three young children
Luis Antonio Pulido Esparza is also a law enforcement officer and he worked in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) as a guard assigned to assist inmates in addiction rehabilitation programs.
When Marilu Ramírez Olmedo was shot to death by her boyfriend, Luis Antonio Pulido Esparza, the woman’s three young children were also in the house. It is not known if the children witnessed their mother’s death. The children are now in the custody of relatives.
The killer lied when reporting the crime
The CPD reported that, on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at 7:00 a.m., a man called 911 to report that his girlfriend, Marilu Ramírez Olmedo, had tried to take her own life by shooting herself in the head.
Several CPD officers and paramedics from the Corcoran Fire Department (CFD) were dispatched to the couple’s home at 1938 Evergreen Drive in response to the emergency call where they attempted to save her life.
Marilu Ramírez Olmedo had a fight with her boyfriend
However, when the police and paramedics arrived on the scene, they discovered that there was nothing they could do for Marilu Ramírez Olmedo and she was pronounced dead at the scene. Detectives from the Homicide Division responded to the home following the suicide report.
Pulido Esparza offered his version of events and told the CPD officers that he and his girlfriend, Marilu Ramírez Olmedo, had gotten into a fight the night before. He said they could not resolve their differences. He said she was still upset in the morning, which led her to take a gun and kill herself.
The woman’s three children were in the house
CPD officers found Marilu Ramírez Olmedo’s three children inside the house. Two children were from a previous relationship and the third was fathered by Pulido Esparza. The three children were handed over to Olmedo’s family.
At the beginning of the investigation, the detectives from the Homicide Division of the CPD did not charge Luis Antonio Pulido Esparza since the death of his girlfriend Marilu Ramírez Olmedo was classified as a suicide. But a detectives noticed there were some contradictions in his story.
Marilu Ramírez Olmedo’s murderer is arrested
On Monday, March 7, 2022, the forensic tests at the crime scene and on the body of Marilu Ramírez Olmedo showed that she could not have shot herself. The angle of the shot, the place where she fell and the position of the weapon revealed it was a homicide.
According to the police, someone else had killed Marilu Ramírez Olmedo. The only one who was with her at the time of her death was her boyfriend Luis Antonio Pulido Esparza. When interrogated again, Pulido Esparza contradicted himself and was arrested for homicide.
Marilu and Luis Antonio had a stormy relationship
Marilu Ramírez Olmedo’s family spoke with KSEE-24 in California and offered details of her life with her boyfriend Luis Antonio Pulido Esparza. The family spoke only on the condition of anonymity.
Marilu Ramírez Olmedo’s family revealed that the couple constantly broke up and then reconciled in a cycle that had been going on for years. The relatives said that she would never consider killing herself and leaving her children alone.
Luis Antonio Ramírez Olmedo is in jail
Reuben Shortnacy, Chief of the CPD, said in a statement that his department charged Luis Antonio Pulido Esparza with one count of homicide for the death of his girlfriend. The man has been booked into the Kings County Jail.
The CDCR authorities revealed that Luis Antonio Pulido Esparza had already been discharged from the service after being arrested. According to the police, Pulido Esparza had been working with inmates dealing with addiction for 10 years.
Marilu Ramírez Olmedo, one more victim of gun violence
The murder of Marilu Ramírez Olmedo is one more case of gun violence. The non-profit organization National Gun Violence Archive, reported that so far in 2022, 7,781 people have already been shot to death.
As of Sunday, March 6, 2022, of those people shot to death in the United States, a total of 3,359 were killed and 4,422 committed suicide. The country has already experienced 81 mass shootings in which at least four people died in the same crime.
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