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Craigslist Killer Sentenced To Life In Prison

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Long Beach resident Agustin Rosendo Fernandez was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Friday for killing a Cal State Northridge student he'd met on Craigslist, reports the L.A. Times. In 2014, 23-year-old Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi posted up a Craigslist listing with hopes of selling his car. Prosecutors say that Fernandez, now 30-years-old, had responded to the ad and met up with Alkadi at his home in Northridge. Fernandez then stabbed Alkadi in order to keep both the money—about $30,000—and the car. Alkadi's body went missing for a month until it was discovered near the 10 freeway in Palm Desert.

Fernandez had driven off with the car, but officers later found the vehicle parked outside of his apartment complex. He was taken into custody on October 16, 2014.

The district attorney's office decided not to seek the death penalty against Fernandez.