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A Des Moines man who tried to flee the country to avoid arrest will be sentenced Thursday.

19-year old Raymond Benitez pled guilty to second degree murder and willful injury in the death of Judy Vanlo.

She was discovered beaten to death in her home in June of last year.

Benitez was found hiding in Texas.

His plea deal calls for a 60-year prison sentence.

Benitez must serve at least 35-years before he’s eligible for parole.

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