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A woman charged in a high-profile murder case has reportedly given birth to the child of one of her co-defendants, according to a well-placed source.

Dorothy Maraglino, 37, has given birth to a baby fathered by Louis Perez, 46; both defendants are charged with conspiracy and kidnap and torture in the notorious murder of Brittany Killgore, 22.

The victim’s body was found April 17 of this year, in a remote part of a county which borders the northern edge of San Diego County. Brittany Killgore was married to a Marine said to be deployed to Afghanistan at the time of her death.

Dorothy Maraglino and Louis Perez and Jessica Lopez, 25, have all pleaded not guilty to all charges, and are due back in court in December for a preliminary hearing.

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Visduh Aug. 27, 2012 @ 7:34 p.m.

Oh, great. Just one more complication in one of the most godawful cases to hit the criminal courts in No County in a very long time.


Eva Knott Aug. 28, 2012 @ 2:54 p.m.

Criminal defense attorney Sean Leslie has confirmed that his client, Dorothy Maraglino, 37, gave birth to a baby girl, probably the first week of August.


SurfPuppy619 Aug. 28, 2012 @ 3:43 p.m.

Where did she get the $$$ for retained counsel???????????? In a murder case??


Eva Knott Aug. 28, 2012 @ 8:02 p.m.

I believe that Sean Leslie serves through office of appointed counsel, in this case. (Defendants can be assigned an attorney through the offices of the public defender or alternate public defender or office of appointed counsel. This complicated assignment system has to do with avoiding appearance of conflicts of interest.) Sean Leslie can also be retained privately to defend persons in criminal matters.


tomjohnston Aug. 28, 2012 @ 10:03 p.m.

May I present Sean F Leslie, San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney:



SurfPuppy619 Aug. 29, 2012 @ 12:38 p.m.

Yeah, I looked at his website yesterday when I posted. I had to see if he was a PD or not, he is not. He seems to mainly be a DUI guy, DUI and murder are two very different types of cases.


SurfPuppy619 Aug. 29, 2012 @ 12:37 p.m.

Hmmmm.....it is actually the Office of Assigned Counsel, and they use contracted lawyers-who in many cases are very, very bad. OAC has been sued before for shoddy work. One of the reasons is the independent contracted attorneys don't do the work they should do b/c they are not paid enough-they get some sort of hourly wage, but the wage is low and does not count any work outside of court, so the client gets screwedby lazy lawyers, who should not even be on the case. I don't think a contracted attorney should ever be allowed to do a case of this magnitude, there have been too many screw ups. But who knows, will wait and see.


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