Man convicted of murdering UCLA student during burglary

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles County Superior Court jury has convicted a San Joaquin Valley man of killing a UCLA student whose body was discovered after a fire in her Westwood apartment.

Alberto Hinojosa Medina of Fresno was convicted Tuesday of first-degree murder, and the jury also found a special-circumstance allegation of murder during a burglary to be true.

The 24-year-old defendant was also convicted of arson, two counts of first-degree burglary and animal cruelty.

Prosecutors say Medina burglarized an apartment on Sept. 21, 2015, went into a second apartment and fatally stabbed 21-year-old Andrea DelVesco, then set her apartment on fire. DelVesco was a fourth-year student from Austin, Texas.

Medina will be sentenced July 20. Another defendant previously pleaded guilty to burglary and being an accessory after the fact.

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