Medical Examiner said while Carlos Vizcarra-Corona, 33, did have serious medical issues stemming from alcohol use, his actual cause of death was blunt force trauma and a ruptured spleen instead of the alcohol abuse
Veronica Vizcarra, 30, of Kearns, Utah was arrested by Salt Lake police Monday on suspicion of first-degree murder
Prosecutors said Veronica beat her husband, to death with a nail gun because she thought he was drinking too much
She called emergency services on March 11 to report that her husband was unconcious
She told responding officers, who found Carlos dead, that he had a history of alcohol abuse which he mixed Tylenol
She later claimed that the healing bruises found on her husband’s chest, back and face was caused by a work place fight two weeks earlier
The victim’s family and work mates told police he had not been in a fight, but had complained that veronica beat him with a nail gun two weeks to his death
Veronica Vizcarra, [photo], of Kearns, Utah, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of first-degree murder in the death of her husband, Carlos Vizcarra-Corona, 33, who died from blunt force trauma
Police and the fire dept were called to Vizcarra’s home [photo], in Kearns, Utah on Mar 11, where they found Carlos Vizcarra-Corona dead. Veronica allegedly was said to have claimed that he had a problem with alcohol use
As the investigation continued, detectives said they spoke with witnesses who claimed that in the two weeks leading up to his death, Carlos had told them that Veronica had beaten him with a staple or nail gun on February 27.
Photos witnesses gave police showed Carlos’ injuries were consistent with those found on his body when he died.
Two of Carlos’ coworkers also told police that he did not get into a fight at work, as Veronica had claimed.
While searching the couple’s home, police found and seized specific items that were related to the alleged assault.
Veronica was arrested and booked into jail March 16, where she is being held without bail on suspicion of first-degree murder.
This was not Veronica’s run-in with the law. In January, she was charged with criminal mischief, child abuse and two counts of domestic violence in the presence of children, according to court records.
Carlos at the time told police that Veronica had been ‘drinking alcohol and threw glass cups at him and his 11-year-old daughter,’ the police affidavit said.
In October 2019, Veronica pled guilty to an assault charge for beating up a woman in 2018.
Court documents show that after entering her plea, she intimidated the victim outside the Salt Lake City, Utah, courtroom. The intimidation led to Vizcarra being charged with the third-degree felony of retaliation against a witness in November 2019. That case is pending and she is scheduled for a court hearing on that case on April 25.