Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Irvine Man, Shalabh Rastogi, Indicted by grand jury for strangling wife

Posted By CotoBlogzz

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA  - Shalabh Rastogi was indicted by the Orange County Grand Jury today for strangling and murdering his wife in their Irvine apartment.

Rastogi, 39, Irvine, is charged with one felony count of murder and is being held without bail and is scheduled to be arraigned on the indictment June 15, 2012,.

According to the Orange County District Attorney's Office (OCDA) at the time of the crime, Rastogi is accused of having marital trouble with his 40-year-old wife Jalina George, with whom he had three school-aged children. 

At approximately 9:40 p.m. on May 21, 2012, the defendant is accused of strangling and murdering George in a bedroom of their Irvine apartment. He is accused of leaving the victim's body in the bedroom closet and then calling the police. 

The Irvine Police Department, who investigated this case, immediately responded to the scene and arrested the defendant without incident. 

The couple's three children were not home at the time of the murder. 

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