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Convicted Indianapolis killer goes to prison for 60 years

Posted at 2:05 PM, May 01, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis man found guilty by a jury last month received a 60 year prison sentence, Wednesday.

50-year-old David Rojas was convicted of killing 35-year-old Jose Garcia-Lopez, who died of blunt force trauma to the head and multiple stab wounds.

His body was found inside a dumpster at the Spanish Oaks Apartments near East 38th Street and North Mitthoeffer Road in February 2017.

Police noticed blood and a butcher knife outside the dumpster and found the victim's body buried inside under garbage bags.

Police said the murder was not random and that the two men knew each other.