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Bizarre Turn in Case of Slain Marine Wife (Video)

The case of murder victim and Camp Pendleton wife Brittany Killgore has taken a bizarre turn. The U-T San Diego has uncovered disturbing details about the lifestyle of 25-year-old Jessica Lynn Lopez - the woman under arrest for Killgore's murder.

According to the U-T, Lopez lived with Camp Pendleton Marine Louis Ray Perez, 45, along with another woman in a Fallbrook house. The unnamed woman who owns the house is described by the U-T as Perez's "sex slave."

Last week Lopez plead not guilty to the charge of murder. Her bail has been set at $3 million. Perez is also in jail on charges he stole an assault rifle from Camp Pendleton. His bail stands at $500,000. Investigators call him a "person of interest" in the Killgore case.

So, what was Killgore's connection to Lopez and Perez? Killgore's grandmother, Cheryl Coble, told Missouri newspaper the Daily Journal:

Brittany was supposed to go out with Louis Ray Perez and his girlfriend to a dinner cruise but her family is not sure if they ever made it. His girlfriend backed out at the last minute.

San Diego television station KFMB put together this video report on the latest clues to emerge in the Brittany Killgore case:

Brittany Killgore Case

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