Chicago man gets 30 years for killing girlfriend on I-90

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

RITZVILLE, Wash. (AP) _ A Chicago man will be sentenced to 30 years in prison for murdering his girlfriend on Interstate 90 in front of their 3-year-old son.

The Columbia Basin Herald reported Thursday ( ) that 34-year-old Manuel Argomaniz-Camargo was sentenced after previously pleading guilty to first-degree murder and possession of methamphetamine.

Argomaniz-Camargo admitted to bludgeoning Ana Montelongo Garcia with a hammer and stabbed her with a screwdriver on I-90 near Ritzville in March 2015.

According to court documents, Argomaniz-Camargo, Garcia and their young son left the Chicago area on a cross-country trip to Washington. Argomaniz-Camargo admitted to investigators that he ingested meth and cocaine to help him stay awake to drive. When they were near Ritzville, Argomaniz-Camargo forced Garcia out of the car, accused her of doing witchcraft to their car and struck her with a hammer.