A Prince William County Circuit Court judge on Friday sentenced a Manassas teen to serve 12 years and nine months in prison for murdering his sister's boyfriend.
Keby Moya, 19, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in June for killing Jose Abel Teo Aguilar in October 2011. In a brief hearing Friday afternoon, Judge Lon Farris sentenced Keby to 20 years in prison, with seven years and three months suspended. He was also ordered to pay $4,458 in criminal compensation.
Keby's sister Aracely Moya had lived together with her boyfriend, Aguilar, and their three children for years before Keby moved in. Just two months after Keby moved in, he learned that Aguilar had apparently abused Aracely for some time, according to court documents.
Keby and Aguilar got involved in an argument on the day of the murder according to court documents. Court documents show that some time later, Keby told his sister to go check on the air conditioner outside. Once she was gone, he grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed Aguilar repeatedly, according to court documents. Aguilar died of the stabbing wounds to his thorax and neck.
Keby's defense attorney asked the judge to impose a sentence far under the guidelines for second-degree murder.
But the prosecutor, Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Bradley Marshall, said the murder had to have been premeditated: "It's the crime itself, the heinousness involved, that I ask the court to focus on. It's the number of wounds."