A court has sentenced a Spanish man to 23 years in jail for the murder of an Arizona woman while she was walking a world-renowned pilgrimage route in Spain.
The court Tuesday sentenced Miguel Angel Munoz, 41, to 20 years for killing 41-year-old Denise Pikka Thiem and three years for stealing some $1,100 dollars from her.
A jury found Munoz guilty April 5.
Thiem, a Phoenix resident, went missing in April 2015 in a rural area of northwestern Spain while on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage.
Thiem was diverted from the pilgrimage trail by a marker Munoz put up to lead pilgrims near his house.
She died from serious brain injuries caused by repeated beatings.