Long Beach man sentenced to life in prison for 2014 killing of Cal State Northridge student

Cal State Northridge student Abdullah Alkadi, 23, is seen in this undated file photo. (KABC)

A 30-year-old Long Beach man convicted in the stabbing death of a Cal State Northridge student in 2014 has been sentenced to life in prison.

Agustin Rosendo Fernandez was found guilty in June of first-degree murder in the slaying of23-year-old Abdullah Alkadi.

Fernandez was sentenced on Friday to life in state prison without the possibility of parole.

Alkadi had put his Audi A5 convertible up for sale in a Craigslist ad, which Fernandez responded to, the district attorney's office said.

According to authorities, the two met to discuss the sale on Sept. 17, 2014. That's when Fernandez stabbed Alkadi to death in order to steal the car.

Alkadi was reported missing, and his family members as well as the FBI were involved in his search.

Alkadi's body was found on Oct. 16, 2014 alongside Interstate 10 near the Cook Street overpass in the Palm Desert area, the Riverside County coroner's office said.

His Audi was later found parked at Fernandez's apartment in the 6800 block of Long Beach Boulevard.

Alkadi was an electrical engineering student at Cal State Northridge. He was originally from Saudi Arabia and had been in the U.S. for nearly four years.
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