ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A man convicted of killing his girlfriend before fleeing to North Carolina with their infant has been sentenced to 75 years in prison.
Arturo Alomas will have to serve a minimum of 85 percent of his sentence.
The 35-year-old Alomas was convicted in August of killing 26-year-old Trenice Johnson in her apartment in Elizabeth on Easter Sunday 2016.
The Union County prosecutor’s office and Elizabeth police along with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol teamed up to apprehend Alomas in North Carolina, where he has family.
The couple’s infant daughter was with Alomas and was unharmed.
Authorities said Johnson was murdered as she returned from celebrating her birthday.
She was found choked to death with a plastic bag over her head and her arms and legs bound with duct tape.