GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) A Garden City man will serve at least 50 years in prison for killing a 16-year-old girl whose body he left in a trash bin.
Joaquin De Anda was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison with no chance of parole for 50 years for the December 2008 death of 16-year-old Julia Quintana of Deerfield. Her body was found in a trash bin behind De Anda’s Garden City apartment.
KAKE-TV reports De Anda had pleaded guilty to one count of premeditated first-degree murder. As part of the plea agreement, charges of rape and aggravated sodomy were dropped.
De Anda admitted inviting Quintana to his home to watch a movie. At some point he attacked and choked her, then dumped her body in the trash bin.