Police make 2 arrests in Southwest Bakersfield motel killing


Bakersfield police have made two arrests in connection to a killing at a Southwest Bakersfield motel in July.

Police arrested Ryan Jesus Lopez and Maria Irene Stokes Thursday. The two are charged with first-degree murder in the death of 42-year-old Lazaro Gonzalez. 

Police said Gonzalez was found shot at the Motel 6 off California Avenue and Real Road on July 9. Gonzalez died two days later.

Lopez and Stokes are being held without bail. They are due in court on Sept. 4

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