Man found guilty of strangling woman at East Bakersfield motel last year

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A man has been convicted of first-degree murder for strangling a woman in East Bakersfield motel last year.

Eldtrick Richmond and Delenna Rebecca Ruiz booked a room on Oct. 14, 2017 at the Town and Country Motel on Grove Street.

The District Attorney’s Office says Richmond called police claiming Ruiz attacked him, but evidence showed Ruiz suffered head trauma and was strangled.

Richmond faces 55 years to life in prison. His sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 25.

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