SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A man arrested hours before fleeing the country has been charged with killing his girlfriend and dumping her body in a Southern California trash bin.
Authorities say 28-year-old Amer Alhasan was charged Friday with murder and could face 25 years to life in prison if convicted. It's unclear whether he has a lawyer.
Alhasan is charged with killing 38-year-old Tiyanie Ly, a mother of three from Santa Ana. A man looking for recyclables found her body Tuesday morning in a duffel bag in a dumpster behind an Anaheim apartment complex.
Authorities haven't said how or where she died.
Alhasan, who lives in La Habra, was arrested Wednesday at Los Angeles International Airport after he'd checked in for a flight bound for Jordan, where he has family.