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Santa Barbara man gets 25-years-to-life sentence for killing his fiancée

Bill Oxford
A Santa Barbara man will spending 25-years-to-life in state prison for killing his fiancée.

The killer and victim had three children.

A Santa Barbara County man has received a 25-years-to-life sentence for killing his fiancée.

Santa Barbara Police say in June of 2019, Omar Alberto Leon killed Lilia Munoz, and hid her body in a closet. Leon told her parents she had gone to visit friends. But, they went to her apartment to look for her, and discovered the 29-year-old woman’s body.

The couple had three children together.

The Santa Barbara man pled guilty to murder, leading to his sentencing in the domestic violence case.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.