El Paso man convicted in death of 3-year-old girl

January 8, 2010 10:48:51 AM PST
An El Paso man is headed to prison for life for killing his girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter. An El Paso County jury convicted 27-year-old Francisco Javier Castaneda of capital murder Friday in the 2007 beating death of Jacqueline Gonzalez.

Police said Castaneda hid the girl's body in a plastic bin inside the trunk of her mother's car.

The girl's mother, Yara Belen Perez, is scheduled for trial in April on capital murder and injury to a child.