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SJ deputies: Lathrop man killed his wife

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POSTED August 14, 2012 1:04 a.m.

LATHROP - A 38-year-old Lathrop man has been charged with murdering his wife and attempting to murder his two young children in their Avon Street home shortly after midnight Sunday morning.

Deputies received a 911 call reporting that a man had just killed his wife.  When they arrived on the scene in the 14600 block a female victim was crying for help from a second story window.

Officers forced their way into the locked entrance to the residence and went upstairs looking for the woman, allegedly finding her husband Charlie Dumlao kneeling beside his wife Evangelina, 43, on the floor. 

Sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Dave B. Konecny said the man was armed with a large screwdriver and was taken into custody without incident.  Konecny said deputies immediately administered CPR on the woman, but their attempts were unsuccessful and she succumbed to her injures.

The couple’s two minor children were also in the home during the attack and had been injured, Konecny said.  The children were taken to an area hospital where they were treated and later released to the custody of Child Protective Services.

In addition to the murder charge, Dumlao was also cited with two counts of attempted murder and two counts of cruelty to children as well as forceful assault that had the potential to result in great bodily injury.

He is being held without bail in the San Joaquin County Jail and is scheduled to appear in the Manteca Branch of the San Joaquin County Superior Court today at 1:25 p.m.

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