The defendant was living in a tent in a temporary camp near the course, and he allegedly told someone that he had an “urge to rape and kill a woman,” according to the criminal complaint.
Arozamena won the Big 12 Championship last year, and was the third women’s golfer at the university to compete in the U.S. Women’s Open Championship. She was a top golfer in Spain before she enrolled at Iowa state.
“We will never forget her competitive drive to be the best and her passion for life,” her former coach Christie Martens said last year.
Richards will be sentenced to life in prison later this month.