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Murder Charges Filed Against Concord Couple

Press Release

by ECT
District Attorney

Martinez, Calif. – The Contra Costa District Attorney files murder charges against a Concord couple.

34-year-old Ismael Alvarez and 44-year-old Francesca Charlene Lopez are currently being held at the Martinez Detention Facility for the murder of Felipe Dejesus Lopez which occurred on January 31st, 2022, in Concord. Alvarez was scheduled to be arraigned on May 3, 2022, in Martinez while Francesca Lopez’s arraignment is May 4, 2022.

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.

  • Case information: People v. Ismael Alvarez.
  • Docket Number: 01-22-00305 People v. Francesca Charlene Lopez. Docket Number: 01-22-00307

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