Jose William Lara convicted in Desiree Thompson murder case

Jose William Lara and Desiree Thompson (KGET screenshots)

A 61-year-old California man is set to spend the rest of his life behind bars for murdering a 30-year-old woman more than a decade ago and burying her remains in his backyard.

Superior Court Judge Michael G. Bush on Friday sentenced Jose William Lara to 25 years to life in prison for the 2012 disappearance and murder of Desiree Thompson, according to court records reviewed by Law&Crime show.

Last month, a Kern County jury found Lara guilty of one count of first-degree murder in Thompson’s death.

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