Man accused of attempting to drown and bury his wife alive on California beach


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CORONADO, Calif. (NEXSTAR) – A southern California man is charged with attempted murder after his wife told police he tried to kill her and bury her on a beach in the San area. Diego Wednesday night.

Coronado police said the woman called 911 just before 9 p.m. to report that her husband, Jose Luis Mares III, 23, attacked her after the couple drove to the beach earlier in the evening .

Police said the couple were speaking when they got into a fight and Mares started attacking them. He allegedly tried to throw her into the ocean before attempting to bury her in a hole in the sand.

The woman managed to escape and flee Mares and the beach to a nearby sidewalk, where a passerby found her. Paramedics treated her at the scene and transported her to a trauma center in San Diego.

Coronado police found Mares, from Moreno Valley, hidden in the yard of a nearby house. He is charged with attempted murder, assault causing grievous bodily harm, domestic violence, forcible confinement and parole violation.

Coronado is a tourist destination known for its beach resorts and is located on a peninsula in San Diego Bay.

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