Slaying suspect has history of abuse

Posted at: 06/20/2013 10:23 PM
By: Gadi Schwartz, KOB Eyewitness News 4

By now, it's clear that there was something horribly wrong with 19-year-old Joseph Bibiano's relationship with his 18-year-old girlfriend, Desiree Schiffli.

She was found Wednesday with a gunshot wound to her head. Deputies know the couple all too well.

"We were called out to the area several times, but there was no cooperation," Lt. John Gordon of the Valencia County Sheriff's Office said.

Neighbors also saw the violent outbursts. They say several times men actually fought Bibiano when they saw him get physical with his girlfriend.

"When we would go to help, she would just push us away," an unnamed neighbor said.

Then, a few days ago, neighbors started hearing a rumor that Bibiano had gotten a gun.

"As soon as he got the gun, she would walk around with her head down," the neighbor said.

People at the apartment complex feel horrible they didn't do more. They're trying to organize a car wash this weekend to raise money for Schifli's family.