Former Walnut woman convicted of killing husband and dog

A former Walnut woman was convicted Monday of stabbing to death her husband and the family dog.

A Pomona Superior Court jury on Monday found 46-year-old Socorro Mora guilty of the Oct. 19, 2011 second degree murder of 47-year-old George Mora, cruelty to an animal for killing Snowflake the dog and corporal injury to spouse for attacking her husband on Sept. 13, 2011.

The jurors deadlocked on the charge she tortured her estranged husband.

Mora faces more than 20 years to life in prison when she returns to court June 24.

Deputy District Attorney Taraneh Saba said she can’t say why Mora killed her husband.

“But there was a long history of her being jealous,” Saba said.

At one point, she said Mora thought her husband was having an affair with a co-worker but he wasn’t.

She said Mora called the co-worker who later quit. Mora also called the employer and pretended to be someone else in order to get the woman’s address. Saba said Mora got her husband fired from his job.

“She was totally obsessed,” Saba said.

There was evidence the couple were sleeping in separate rooms by September 2011, she said.

Mora attacked her husband on Sept. 13, 2011, scratched herself and claimed he did it. The prosecution said George Mora’s arms were scratched and bleeding. He later got a restraining order.

Read more in Ruby Gonzalez’s story MURDER

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