VERDICT: Javier Righetti found GUILTY in Alyssa Otremba murder trial

Javier Righetti appears in court Monday, March 13, 2017, at the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas. (Donald Lane/KSNV)

A verdict has been reached in the case of a raped and murdered 15-year-old girl.

Javier Righetti has been found guilty of capital murder in the case of Alyssa Otremba.

Last Thursday, prosecutors spoke more than the defense, telling the jury, “Alyssa is gone. She’s gone because she crossed paths with the defendant Mr. Righetti.”

On Sept. 2, 2011, Otremba, missing her geometry book, walked through a tunnel to a friend’s house hoping to borrow his book. On her return trip, prosecutors say Javier Righetti spotted Alyssa and tracked her with a knife in hand.

Prosecutors say he murdered, raped and burned Arbor View High School student.

The defense did not cross-examine any witnesses. Righetti has already plead guilty to nine other counts including first-degree kidnapping and sexual assault. The guilty plea was tossed out in 2016.

The sentencing phase will begin Friday at 10 a.m.

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