Man accused of killing girlfriend, burying her body in back yard

Dec. 28, 2013 at 3:25 PM   |   0 comments

COMPTON, Calif., Dec. 28 (UPI) -- A California man has been charged with killing his girlfriend and burying her body in the back yard of his family's home in Compton, police said.

Devion Keith Anderson, 22, was arrested Tuesday after his family called police Monday to alert them he may have killed his 18-year-old girlfriend, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Police dug up the yard and found the victim, whose name has been withheld. The cause of death has not yet been determined.

Anderson faces murder charges. If convicted he could be sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.

He was being held in lieu of $1 million bail.

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