AMES, IA - A judge has sentenced a man to life in prison for killing a former Iowa State University golfer.
Collin Richards appeared in a Story County courtroom for sentencing earlier this morning.
The mandatory sentence in Iowa for first-degree murder is life in prison with no chance of parole. The judge made it official Friday.
Richards admitted he stabbed Celia Barquin-Arozamena to death back in June. She was golfing near the university's campus in Ames last September.
Richards was staying at a homeless camp in the area at the time.
An acquaintance told police Richards said he had "an urge to rape and kill a woman."
Barquin-Arozamena had no connection to Richards.
The student from Spain had been a star on the Iowa State University golf team. She was finishing her degree in engineering at Iowa State and had been working toward joining the women's pro tour.