COMPTON, Calif. – A man who was arrested in Mexico in connection with his girlfriend’s stabbing death was sentenced Wednesday to 26 years to life in state prison.
Victor Hugo Sosa, 27, was convicted May 4 of first-degree murder for the February 2021 slaying of Daisy De La O.
Jurors also found true an allegation that he used a knife during the commission of the crime.
The 19-year-old woman — who died from multiple sharp force injuries — was found Feb. 23, 2021, in an alleyway in the 1400 block of Long Beach Boulevard, between Alondra and Greenleaf boulevards in an unincorporated area bordering Compton.
Investigators identified her boyfriend as the suspected killer and said he fled the scene before authorities arrived.
Sosa was arrested in Rosarito, Mexico, in July 2021 by authorities following up on a tip.
He was returned to Los Angeles County and has remained behind bars since then.