January 02, 2014
City News Service
A 22-year-old man was charged two days after Christmas with murdering his girlfriend, whose body was found buried in a Compton backyard. Devion Keith Anderson — who allegedly confessed to killing the 18-year-old woman —was ordered to remain jailed in lieu of $1 million bail while awaiting arraignment Jan. 17 in Compton Superior Court. The woman’s name and cause of death had not been released pending notification of her next-of-kin.
Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies sent to a home in the 400 block of South Pannes Avenue at 10:53 p.m. Monday December 23 to investigate a domestic violence report learned that a woman’s body may be buried in the backyard, sheriff's homicide Lt. John Corina said. After spotting a mound of freshly dug dirt, authorities excavated the area and found the body of a young woman, Corina said. Anderson, a Compton resident, was arrested after going to the Compton sheriff's station about 3 a.m. Tuesday and allegedly admitting that he had killed and buried his girlfriend, Corina said.
Anderson faces a maximum of 25 years to life in state prison if convicted as charged, according to the District Attorney’s Office.