SAN DIEGO (AP) - A man convicted of stabbing his roommate and stuffing his body in a barrel has been sentenced Monday to prison in California.
Timothy Cook received a sentence Monday of 56 years to life for second-degree murder. Cook was convicted last month of killing 28-year-old Omar Medina of Chula Vista in September 2017.
Authorities say Medina was stabbed 66 times. His body was found nearly two weeks later in a 55-gallon plastic barrel that had been anchored with wire and cinderblocks and dumped in San Diego Bay.
Cook acknowledged hiding the body but denied killing Medina.