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May 29, 2018: Man Convicted of Killing UCLA Student

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A Fresno man was convicted today of murdering a 21-year-old UCLA student whose body was found after a fire at her Westwood apartment, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Jurors deliberated for about six hours before finding Alberto Hinojosa Medina (dob 9/15/93) guilty of one count of first-degree murder and the special circumstance allegation of murder during a burglary was found to be true.

Medina also was convicted of one count of arson of an inhabited structure, two counts of first-degree burglary and one count of animal cruelty. Sentencing is set for July 20 when Medina faces life in state prison without the possibility of parole.

Deputy District Attorney Victor Avila of the Major Crimes Division prosecuted the case.

Medina burglarized an apartment in the 10900 block of Roebling Street on Sept. 21, 2015, and then entered a second apartment where he fatally stabbed Andrea DelVesco and set her apartment on fire before fleeing.

DelVesco’s body was found by firefighters inside her apartment. She was a fourth-year UCLA student from Austin, Texas, and a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority.

In December 2017, Eric Marquez (dob 5/12/93) pleaded guilty to one count each of first-degree burglary and accessory after the fact. He is scheduled to be sentenced on June 7 when he faces a possible maximum sentence of two years and eight months in prison.

Case SA091348 was investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department’s Robbery-Homicide Division.