Prosecutors are describing a Stockton man convicted of killing his 25-year-old girlfriend and stuffing her body into a trash can alongside Dublin Canyon Road in Pleasanton in May 2012 "the closest thing to a serial killer."
The victim, 25-year-old Ana Flores-Pineda, was killed in Stockton, where she lived.
Last week, San Joaquin County prosecutor Mark Ott secured a 15 years to life sentence for second-degree murder for 35-year Javier Sandoval, Flores-Pineda's then-boyfriend.
"He met a new girl, wanted to be with this new girl, and didn't want to part ways with his possessions," Ott said. "So one way to keep 100 percent of your possessions is to get rid of the person that has a 50 percent stake in them."
When Sandoval confessed to killing Flores-Pineda, he also confessed to killing his wife in Mexico in 2007.
"I believe he looks at women as possessions," Ott said. "They're not human beings, they're possessions. And when he's done with them, he can do with them whatever he wants."
KTVU obtained a wedding photo from Sandoval's marriage to Jaqueline Estrada.
Her death certificate shows her cause of death as asphyxiation by strangulation, the same way Flores-Pineda was killed.
"I wish there was more information from Mexico," Ott said. "I wish I knew more about the investigation into Jaqueline's death, possibly this other girlfriend. And wish there would be justice for that family."
Ott said he also learned of another girlfriend who Sandoval dated before he was married, who is perhaps also the victim of a homicide, but he hasn't learned her identity.
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