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Defendant seen having sex with slaying victim after she was beaten, man testifies in Oklahoma court

Fulgencio Lopez, 22, is charged with first-degree murder in March 2011 slaying of Lori A. Green, 39, in Oklahoma City. The victim was a prostitute trying to make money for drugs the night she was killed, a witness testified.
by Tim Willert Modified: August 28, 2012 at 8:49 pm •  Published: August 29, 2012

A man accused of killing a crack-addicted prostitute was a john who appeared to be having sex with the badly beaten woman's lifeless body in a car, her boyfriend testified Tuesday.

Anthony J. Wade told a jury Fulgencio Lopez ignored his commands to get off the woman and unlock the car parked in an alley behind a house in southwest Oklahoma City.

“He was still trying to (have sex with her),” said Wade, a 41-year-old felon who is facing forgery charges in two counties.

Wade said that after breaking out two windows with a broom handle he punched Lopez, pulled him out of the car by his feet and kicked him several times before leaving the scene because of outstanding warrants.

Lopez, 22, is charged with first-degree murder in the March 6, 2011, slaying of Lori A. Green, 39, of Oklahoma City. Investigators found Green's body in the front seat of a blue sedan about 3:05 a.m. in the 400 block of SW Grand Boulevard.

Blunt force injuries

She had bruising and blood on her face and abrasions on both sides of her neck, and had died of blunt force injuries to her head and neck, according to the state medical examiner's office.

Oklahoma City police found Lopez lying on the ground in a fetal position without any pants, which Wade testified taking to keep him from running away.

Jimmy A. Palmer, an associate of the couple, testified to smoking crack cocaine with Green and Wade all day before she was killed. He said when they ran out of drugs after midnight he drove Green, a prostitute, to a bar at SW 34 and S Robinson, where she met Lopez for sex.

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by Tim Willert
Education Reporter
Tim Willert is a native Californian with Oklahoma ties who covers education. Prior to moving to Oklahoma in June 2011, he was as an editor for in Century City, Calif., and reported on courts for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and...
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