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Concord Couple Charged With Murder

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Murder charges have been filed against a Concord couple accused of killing the female suspect’s husband on January 31, 2022.

Ismael Alvarez, 34, and 44-year-old Francesca Charlene Lopez are currently being held at the Martinez Detention Facility for the murder of Felipe Dejesus Lopez in Concord. Alvarez was scheduled to be arraigned May 3 in Martinez while Francesca Lopez’s arraignment is May 4, according to the Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office.

Investigators determined that Francesca Lopez is the wife of Felipe Lopez, but it appears she was in a relationship with Alvarez at the time of the murder in Felipe’s home.

Alvarez and Francesca Lopez are also charged with two special circumstances allegations accusing the pair of murder for financial gain and murder in the course of a burglary. Alvarez faces other allegations due to a prior conviction for attempted robbery in 2019.


  1. It’s almost always the people closest to you who are the greatest threat to your safety. There’s a legitimate reason police look to the spouse when someone turns up dead.

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