Father Admits to Murdering Daughter to Conceal
Miquel Matias, 36, pleaded guilty to second degree murder in the death of his 14 year-old daughter, who was also carrying Matias’ child. Matias strangled his daughter and threw her naked body in a dumpster in order to conceal years of abuse. Fourteen year-old Anna was 10-12 weeks pregnant at the time of her death.
Anna lived with her mother and two brothers in Allentown, PA. Ms. Matias was separated from her husband who had a history of violence, including a recent stint in a mental institution stemming from an effort to set fire to a car while his daughter was inside.
Prosecutors obtained the guilty plea by agreeing to recommend a 25 year to life sentence. The original charges could have resulted in a sentence of 50 years to life.