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Garden City man pleads not guilty in teen’s death

KSCB News - March 30, 2010 12:00 am

GARDEN CITY, Kan. – A Garden City man has pleaded not guilty in the death of a Deerfield teenager whose body was found in a Dumpster.

Eighteen-year-old Joaquin De Anda is charged with first-degree murder, rape and aggravated and criminal sodomy in the death of 16-year-old Julia Quintana. Her body was found in a Dumpster on Dec. 16, 2008, behind De Anda’s former home in Garden City.

He entered his pleas Monday in Finney County District Court. A trial was set for June 25.

In a preliminary hearing in February investigators testified that De Anda’s mother raised suspicions about her son with police.

Peers of De Anda’s testified in February that he had bragged about crimes against

 

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