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Man Accused of Killing Rival and Encasing the Body in Concrete Charged With Murder

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A man who is thought to have killed a rival and attempted to dispose of the corpse by encasing the body in concrete now faces a murder charge and possibly life in prison.

Juan Manuel Ramirez, also known as Juan Alberto Galviz, 45, is accused of fatally shooting an unidentified man with whom he was feuding, then encasing his body in cement at a Santa Fe Springs business.

The body of the victim was uncovered Monday, however authorities have not yet released his identity.

Ramirez allegedly shot the victim on December 23, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office, then covered up his crime by pouring fresh concrete over the body. A tip led authorities to the site where the body had been embedded in concrete.

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The suspect is expected to be arraigned this afternoon on one count of murder with a special allegation that he personally discharged a shotgun. Prosecutors will ask his bail be set at $1 million.

UPDATE 4:34 PM: Arraignment has been postponed until January 23.