Angel Montoya Found Guilty Of Strangling 3-Year-Old Girl To Death

05/07/2012 02:37 pm ET | Updated May 07, 2012

By Associated Press

DENVER -- A Denver jury has found a man guilty of murder, child abuse and abuse of a corpse in the death of his girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter, whose body was found in a trash bag.

Twenty-six-year-old Angel Montoya was found guilty Monday in the 2007 death of Neveah Gallegos.

KMGH-TV reports ( http://bit.ly/ISdf0r ) Montoya faces life in prison.

Prosecutors say he killed Neveah while her mother was at work, and that the couple made up a story that the girl had been kidnapped.

Neveah's mother, Miriam Gallegos, is serving 12 years in prison, followed by five years of mandatory parole for child abuse resulting in death.

Prosecutors say he killed Neveah while her mother was at work, and that the couple made up a story that the girl had been kidnapped.

Neveah's mother, Miriam Gallegos, is serving 12 years in prison, followed by five years of mandatory parole for child abuse resulting in death.

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