GREAT BEND, KAN. (CBS/KWCH) -- The man convicted in the murder of a 14-year old Great Bend girl received his sentence today.
Adam Longoria was sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison, without the chance at parole.
In a surprise move, Longoria was not in the courtroom. That is a requirement of law, but instead he waived his right to be present.
For the first time attorney Val Wactle represented Longoria. He made a brief statement on Longoria's behalf, but it wasn't enough to convince the judge to affect his sentence.
Longoria was convicted of raping and killing Alicia Debolt in August 2010, he also set her body on fire. Alicia Debolt's body was found burned behind an asphalt plant where Longoria worked.
Alicia Debolt's mother and sister were both upset that they could not read their victim statements in front of Longoria this morning in fact, it became a part of what they said in court.
Alicia Debolt's family was very pleased with today's sentence, but wishes Longoria had been in the courtroom.