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