The Tulare County District Attorney officially filed criminal charges against the 33-year-old man accused of killing his wife on Tuesday.
Victor Lopez, 33, of Porterville is charged in the death of his wife, 31-year-old Samantha Lopez.
Her cause of death was released Thursday, saying she was a victim of suffocation.
Lopez is charged with one count of murder and one felony count of injuring a spouse with the special allegation that he inflicted great bodily injury.
He will be arraigned on the charges Thursday afternoon at the Tulare County Pre Trial Facility.
A future court date will be set at that time.