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Man Sentenced in Sledgehammer Murder

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A Los Angeles man was sentenced today to serve 26 years to life behind bars after bludgeoning another man to death with a sledgehammer.

According to the Daily News, 21-year-old Adam Quintana was found guilty of the 2008 murder of Fernando Garcia, also 21 at the time of his death, whose body was later found dumped in a trash bin in Boyle Heights. Garcia's wrists had been tied with the power cord of a video game, and he had been struck in the head multiple times. Blood on Quintana's shoes was later found to match Garcia's.

Officials don't know Quintana's motive in killing Garcia, who is referred to by the Daily News as Quintana's "friend."