Utah man who admitted strangling father to death, stuffing body in freezer sentenced

7 month ago

Utah news.

A Utah man who pleaded guilty in December to strangling his father to death and hiding the body in a freezer was sentenced to at least five years and up to life in prison.

Omar Carmona, 29, was living a "psychotic episode" the day he killed his 57-year-old father when he grabbed him around the throat, and fatally choke him out. Carmona broke the father's neck to hide his crime before stuffing the body in a freezer in the living room.

The court had previously ruled Carmona was suffering from schizophrenia. He was charged with manslaughter and desecration of a human body. He is also facing 15 years for a robbery charge after he stole the victim's wallet and cellphone to buy a soda.