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Pair charged with capital murder of Woodland Hills hairdresser

A woman and her lover were charged June 16 with killing her husband earlier this year in Woodland Hills, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. 

Monica Sementilli, 45, and Robert Louis Baker, 55, were each charged with one count of murder in the death of hairdresser Fabio Sementilli, 49, with the special circumstance allegation that they carried out the crime for financial gain. 

Prosecutors said Monica Sementilli and Baker were having an affair when they plotted to kill her husband. 

On Jan. 23, Baker broke into the couple’s home and stabbed Fabio Sementilli while he was sitting on the patio. Baker then stole the husband’s Porsche, which was later found abandoned several miles away. 

LAPD officers responded to the scene where they found Fabio Sementilli with injuries to his face, neck and chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The pair could face the death penalty or life in prison without the possibility of parole. A decision on whether to seek the death penalty will be made at a later date. 

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @jeromercampbell and @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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