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Man sentenced to life without parole in 2001 murder of Northern California teen


REDWOOD CITY, California — A man convicted in the 2001 murder of a 15-year-old boy in Daly City has been sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole.

Erick Morales was 19 when he stabbed Quetzlcoatl (KET-sul-KWAH-tul) Alba in the neck and chest 13 years ago.

He was found guilty of first-degree murder in February. KRON-TV reports ( ) Morales was sentenced Tuesday.

A co-defendant, Reynaldo Maldonado, was found guilty of first-degree murder in November and sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.

Prosecutors said Maldonaldo held the teen as Morales stabbed him.

Alba was found dead in a storage room in the carport area of an apartment complex.

Both defendants were on lam for years. Maldonado was eventually found in Miami and Morales was arrested in 2009 in New York.

Information from: KRON-TV.

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