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Accused Killer Battling For Custody Of Her Baby Daughter

Dorothy Maraglino is one of the defendants accused in the killing death of Brittany Kilgore, who body was found east of Temecula.

In this June 27, 2012 file photo, Dorothy Maraglino attends a hearing at San Diego County Superior Court in Vista, Calif.  Photo: AP/Lenny Ignelzi
In this June 27, 2012 file photo, Dorothy Maraglino attends a hearing at San Diego County Superior Court in Vista, Calif. Photo: AP/Lenny Ignelzi

A woman accused of murder is now battling for custody of her baby who was born behind bars.

Dorothy Maraglino, 38, was pregnant when she was arrested in the April 2012 killing death of Brittany Kilgore, whose nude body was found near Lake Skinner in April 2012

Now Maraglino wants control over who her 15-month-old baby should live with.

The high-profile crime made national news when 22-year-old Kilgore was reported missing from her Fallbrook home days before her body was found east of Temecula. Kilgore had just filed for divorce from her Marine husband—who was deployed to Afghanistan at the time—and was preparing to move back to Pennsylvania.

According to prosecutors, Kilgore met then-Fallbrook resident Maraglino, Louis Ray Perez, 47, and Jessica Lynn Lopez, 26. The prosecutors allege Kilgore was forced to take part in a bondage and sadomasochistic sex ring that included the three, and was strangled with some sort of ligature before her body was dumped in Southwest Riverside County.

Perez, also a Marine, allegedly took Kilgore to Maraglino’s home in Fallbrook, where authorities said they found ropes, whips, a Taser, a nightstick, spiked gloves and a “sex dungeon.”

According to the U-T report, Perez is the father of Maraglino's daughter.

All three suspects have been charged with murder, conspiracy, kidnapping, torture and attempted sexual battery in the case.

As Maraglino continues to fight the charges, she wants to see her baby taken from Becky Zagha, 38, the U-T reported. Maraglino allowed authorities to place the baby with Zagha, who has now left Southern California, according to the U-T story.

Maraglino lost a court attempt to have the child removed from Zagha, and is now representing herself in an appeal, the U-T reported. 

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CB November 03, 2013 at 09:43 PM
Please move the baby far far away and never tell her who her biological parents were..horrible
susan November 04, 2013 at 10:31 AM
She doesn't deserve to care for the life of an innocent child. Give that baby to loving parents.
Cindy Halpern November 04, 2013 at 10:56 AM
She can never have custody of her child, but she can voice her opinion on placement. If the opinion makes sense, fine. But the authorities should be free to disregard her voice if she is speaking nonsense.
ray November 04, 2013 at 11:38 AM
It's insane that the courts would even entertain this type of insanity. Worse that there are lawyers who would actually make a living helping these criminals.
Revealer Reality November 04, 2013 at 12:31 PM
No way should any murderer get custody of any child or any person. Will liberals let her win this?
Southpaw November 04, 2013 at 12:51 PM
Please let there be a God in heaven who will see to it that this monster of a mother NEVER sees her child EVER in her pathetic, good-for-nothing lifetime.
Julie West November 04, 2013 at 01:16 PM
These disgusting people should all put to death.
G. November 04, 2013 at 04:03 PM
Why should this woman ever be given a chance to have custody - she will be going to jail for the rest of her life!!! - I hope that is the out come
big aunt harry mary November 05, 2013 at 07:11 PM
MURDERING PIG DESERVES NOTHING BUT THE CHAIR !!
roger November 06, 2013 at 03:06 PM
you know whats sick, that somewhere out there is a judge who might even consider it
Igor November 06, 2013 at 07:50 PM
Wait folks. She's only accused. Doesn't mean she's guilty.
Kasia Freen November 07, 2013 at 04:08 AM
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