A Santa Barbara County man has been arrested and charged with the murder of his ex-girlfriend.
Elyse Marie Erwin was shot to death last Sunday morning, as she was visiting a friend in Santa Maria. Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s detectives say they found evidence that her ex-boyfriend, Jorge Tovar, might be the killer.
The 26 year old Lompoc man and the victim had a six year old child.
He was questioned at his Lompoc home after the killing, and then arrested later in the week when he showed up in court for a custody hearing for the child.