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Coroner rules married couple's deaths as murder-suicide

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The Kern County coroner ruled the death of a married couple as a murder-suicide.

Manuel Martin Portillo Meza, 59, died by suicide, and his wife, Dellanira Sanchez Baltazar, 56, in a homicide, according to the coroner’s office.

Both died Nov. 8 in the 1600 block of Lotus Lane.

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