Washington man sentenced to 16 years in prison for beating to death
A federal judge on Monday ordered a King County man to serve 16 years in prison after he was found guilty of beating and bludgeoning to death a Northern California woman who traveled to the Seattle area and was engaged in an intimate relationship with the married suspect.
Alejandro J. Aguilera Rojas, 25, of Renton, was sentenced to 200 months in prison after being convicted of second-degree murder in the 2020 murder of the 21-year-old woman, KOMO-TV reported.
Her body was found on Valentine’s Day in the Olympic National Forest. He pleaded guilty to the murder charge last December, prosecutors said. Aguilera Rojas had a sexual relationship with the victim but hid it from his wife and family.
Aguilera Rojas picked up the woman from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on February 10, 2020. Her identity has not been publicly disclosed. The two traveled to Sequim, prosecutors said.
At one point he attacked the woman, killing her by beating and stabbing her. A shattered and bloody tequila bottle, a cutter and a knife were near the victim’s body. There was no identification on the body.
Her body was found Feb. 14 in the Olympic National Forest off a thoroughfare in the Buckhorn Wilderness.