- Canyon County Sheriff's Office
- Alfredo Martinez, 40, has been sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole for 20 years.
Nearly a year ago, a Canyon County cornfield became a crime scene when the body of 36-year-old Selena Thomas, a victim of domestic abuse, was found there. On Monday, 40-year-old Alfredo Martinez stood before a 3rd District courtroom in Caldwell and admitted to killing Thomas.
"I am sorry," he said, according to a report from the Idaho Press-Tribune.
Martinez had beaten his girlfriend to death with a hammer in their Nampa home. Prosecutors said Martinez hid Thomas' corpse first in a closet and later in the trunk of her car before recruiting three friends to move and bury the body in a cornfield near Melba.
Ultimately, Martinez agreed to a plead guilty to second-degree murder. Under the plea agreement, he was sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole for 20 years.