Fresno County sheriff’s detectives identified Aaron Isidro Lopez, 28, as the man who allegedly beat his female co-worker to death Tuesday at the Rio Bravo biomass power plant near Fresno.
The homicide happened around 1 p.m. on the 3200 block of South Willow Avenue, east of Highway 99. After an argument with the woman, Lopez hit her with some type of undisclosed object and the victim in her 30s fell to the ground, said sheriff’s spokesperson Tony Botti. Witnesses and later paramedics tried to revive her, but she died at the scene. The woman was identified Wednesday as Outi Hicks, 32, of Fresno.
Rio Bravo employees helped to detain Lopez while authorities arrived.
The two worked for an outside contractor, and not for Rio Bravo. It is unknown what kind of relationship the co-workers had, if any.