Man pleads guilty to stabbing, killing wife
A Portland man pleaded guilty Monday morning, Sept. 9, to killing his wife and dumping her body near a Sandy summer camp last year.
Martin Gallo-Gallardo was sentenced to life in prison, with eligibility for parole in 25 years, by the Clackamas County Circuit Court.
The investigation began on Oct. 28 at Camp Namanu, where an employee found the body of Coral Rodriguez-Lorenzo, 38. She had been listed as missing out of Portland by her children.
When Clackamas County Sheriff's deputies brought in her husband, Gallo-Gallardo, for questioning, he admitted to killing her.
According to court documents, the couple were seen arguing at a party hours before the murder. The confrontation continued in the car, where Gallo-Gallardo struck Rodrigues-Lorenzo in the head. When her body was discovered in a ditch near the summer camp, reports said she was stabbed 27 times.
Gallo-Gallardo faced domestic violence charges in the spring of 2018 that were later dropped.
He will next appear in court on Sept. 24.
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