Police Say Plainview Soldier Killed Girlfriend, Arrested in Washington

Police Say Plainview Soldier Killed Girlfriend, Arrested in Washington

Private First Class Refugio Sanchez, 33, was arrested in Lakewood, Washington.
PLAINVIEW -- A Plainview soldier is under arrest after police in Washington say he killed his girlfriend.

Private First Class Refugio Sanchez, 33, was arrested in Lakewood, Washington.

Police say Sanchez admitted to getting into a physical fight with  Angela Cannizzio-Brooks, 33, losing control and hitting her multiple times with a vacuum.

After Cannizzio-Brooks appeared to lose consciousness, the suspect dragged her downstairs to the living room and continued the assault.

Officials say the cause of death was strangulation with blunt-force injuries to the head.

Sanchez joined the Army in 2008.
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