Man killed girlfriend, lived with rotting corpse, officials say

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Prosecutors say a Stockton man lived with his girlfriend’s rotting corpse for months after killing her.

In court last week, prosecutors alleged that the man hit is girlfriend on the head with a a metal table pedestal, raped her and stabbed her 32 times.


Devon Epps was evicted from his apartment in December 2011. The next day, when the apartment manager stopped by, they found a dead body in the bathroom.

Epps was arrested and then arraigned a few days later. At an earlier hearing, he yelled at a San Joaquin County judge, according to Fox 40.

Investigators identified the body as Veronica Jones, who was last seen at a family function with Epps in May 2011.

In court, prosecutors showed photos of Jones’ rotting corpse in the apartment.


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