PHOENIX — A man was sentenced to 30 years in prison for the beating
death of his girlfriend, an Arizona State University student from Minnesota.
Maricopa County prosecutors said 23-year-old Luis Soltero was given a 25-year
prison term for second-degree murder Friday plus a consecutive five-year
sentence for kidnapping.
He will be on lifetime probation after prison.
The body of 19-year-old Rebecca Kasper was found in Soltero’s Tempe apartment
in April 2013.
Soltero went to a police station to report Kasper’s death and gave officers her
Minnesota driver’s license.
Officers went to the apartment and found Kasper’s body in the bathtub, covered
with blankets and a rubber mat.
Kasper had suffered blunt force trauma to the head and face. A dumbbell with
blood on it was found near the bathtub.