Who is Jose Luis Mares III? California man tries to bury wife alive in sand at San Diego beach after fight

The couple came to the beach and at some point they got into an argument when the suspect began attacking his wife. He attempted to throw her in the ocean, then burying her in a hole in the sand

Who is Jose Luis Mares III? California man tries to bury wife alive in sand at San Diego beach after fight
Jose Luis Mares III of Moreno Valley was arrested close to Coronado beach after he tried to kill his wife (Courtesy: City of Coronado Police Department)
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SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: A 23-year-old California man has been arrested and charged on multiple counts after beating up his wife and then attempting to bury her alive in the sand after an argument at Coronado beach. The incident happened on Wednesday, February 24 evening, the City of Coronado Police Department said in a statement on Thursday, February 25.

Moreno Valley resident Jose Luis Mares III, was arrested and charged for attempted murder, assault causing great bodily injury, domestic violence, false imprisonment and parole violation, police said. Mares and his wife visited the beach and eventually got into an argument which further led to a violent fight, which is "when the suspect began attacking his wife," police said. "He attempted to throw her in the ocean, then burying her in a hole in the sand," police added.

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According to the statement, "he attempted to throw her in the ocean, then burying her in a hole in the sand. The victim escaped and ran towards Ocean Blvd. where she was found on the sidewalk by a passerby." Later, the police got a call from 911 at around 9 pm from the woman, "who stated that her husband had just tried to kill her on the beach." She was then taken to a San Diego trauma center.

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Mares was later discovered by police hiding in the backyard of a home, which was situated less than a mile away from the beach. Online records show that Mares is being held without bail and is pending arraignment, scheduled for March 5. It was not immediately clear if he has obtained legal representation or has entered a plea at this time.

According to the data obtained by the National National Statistics Domestic Violence, "On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men," and "1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experience severe intimate partner physical violence, intimate partner contact sexual violence, and/or intimate partner stalking with impacts such as injury, fearfulness, post-traumatic stress disorder, use of victim services, contraction of sexually transmitted diseases, etc" 

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