Man gets 25 years to life for 1985 California killing

A California judge has sentenced a man to 25 years to life in prison for deliberately hitting a woman with his car, then running her down and killing her as she limped into an alfalfa field.

The Fresno Bee says 50-year-old Felipe Guerra Sanchez fled to Mexico after the 1985 killing of 34-year-old Carmen Achutegui.

He later returned to California and was working as a truck driver under another name when he was arrested in 2008.

Prosecutor say Sanchez deliberately ran over Achutegui on a rural road near San Joaquin. As she limped into a field, Sanchez ran her over again.

The motive for the killing isn't known.

A jury last month convicted him of first-degree murder and he was sentenced Monday by a Fresno County judge.