Saturday, April 7, 2012

Adam Longoria guilty of murdering Alicia DeBolt, 14, and dumping her body

A man has been convicted of capital murder for killing a 14-year-old cheerleader whose charred body was found at the asphalt plant where the man worked.

Adam Longoria, 38, stood and stared straight at jurors, wearing a blank expression as the judge polled each of them to confirm the decision.

The jury had deliberated less than four hours after closing arguments capped six days of testimony about the August 2010 killing of Alicia DeBolt.

Alicia was last seen alive when she left her home in Great Bend, Kansas for a party just before midnight on August 21.

Her family reported her missing the next day, setting off a search that ended three days later when her remains, with traces of duct tape on her ankles and face, were found at the Venture Corp. plant. Read More