Man charged with vitamin store worker's killing

HUNTINGTON PARK - An ex-convict was charged Wednesday with capital murder in the March 15 death of a woman whose body was discovered inside a Huntington Park vitamin store.Arturo Bejarano Jr., 50, is suspected of killing Veronica Urtado Reyes during a robbery at the Global Nature store in the 2700 block of E. Florence Ave., prosecutors said. The body of Reyes, who worked at the Huntington Park store, was found bound and gagged inside the store. Bejarano was charged with one count of murder. He has prior burglary convictions in El Paso, Tex. Bejarano, who was arrested Monday by Huntington Park police, is being held without bail. Prosecutors will decide later whether to seek the death penalty.

********** Published: June 14, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 09