Former Riverside County deputy charged with murder seeks case dismissal

INDIO (CNS) - An attorney for a former Riverside County sheriff's deputy accused of killing a man he viewed as a romantic rival in Coachella is expected to argue Monday at the Larson Justice Center in Indio that the murder charge filed against his client should be dismissed. Oscar Rodriguez, 39, is accused in the Jan. 27, 2014, shooting death of Luis Carlos Morin outside the victim's family's home. Morin's ex-girlfriend, Diana Perez, 42, is charged with being an accessory. Rodriguez, who remains out of custody after posting $1 million bail, faces life imprisonment if convicted, while Perez would face up to three years. The Riverside County District Attorney's Office initially cleared Rodriguez in the shooting, but a lawsuit filed against the county by Morin's family led to a reopening o
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