Sentence in slaying of Ohio tourist in Puerto Rico

AP News
Posted: May 12, 2014 4:28 PM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A judge in Puerto Rico has imposed a 160-year prison sentence on a man convicted of killing an Ohio tourist during a break-in at an apartment rented for a family vacation.

Juan P. Carela Acevedo was found guilty of stabbing Brett Walquist to death in the town of Rincon in December. Judge Jaime Rodriquez announced the verdict and sentence Monday in Aguadilla. The 22-year-old Carela was convicted in the non-jury trial of first-degree murder.

The victim from Beavercreek, Ohio, was staying in Rincon with his wife and children. Police say Walquist apparently walked in on the intruder in the kitchen and was stabbed at least three times during a struggle.