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SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The brother of a man convicted in the 1994 stabbing death of a California college student has pleaded guilty to helping cover up the crime.

KABC-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2lHC6Kf ) Armando Lopez was sentenced Friday to a year of probation after entering a guilty plea to dissuading a witness.

He is the brother of Sam Lopez, who was sentenced in 2015 to the killing of his ex-girlfriend Cathy Torrez 20 years earlier.

Police say the 20-year-old Cal State Fullerton student was stabbed 70 times and forced into the trunk of a car, where her body was found a week later.

Lopez, who admitted to the crime during sentencing, is serving 26-years-to-life in prison.

Xavier Lopez, their cousin, also pleaded guilty to a role in her death and investigators still hope to prosecute another man they also believe was involved.

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Information from: KABC-TV, http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/

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