Bakersfield man found guilty of murdering his wife

FILE -- Gonzalo Garibay stands in court Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, in Bakersfield, Calif., charged with his wife's murder. (KBAK/KBFX photo)

A man was found guilty Thursday of murdering his wife.

Gonzalo Garibay strangled Rosa Garibay in July 2016 because he was angered by her infidelity, according to a Bakersfield police report.

Gonzalo Garibay used a cellphone to track his wife’s movements to a Lost Hills motel, where he caught her with another man in the middle of the night. The police report shows he confronted his wife and the other man there.

He strangled his wife hours later after the two got into a dispute again at home, according to the police report.

Gonzalo Garibay then drove his wife's body to a remote spot in Ventura County. Days later, he led Bakersfield detectives to the location of her body.

The Kern County court website shows he was convicted on a charge of second-degree murder. He's scheduled for sentencing next month.

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