FOX News reports that ex-porn star David Meza, 27, of California has been sentenced to life in prison for the brutal 2015 murder of his boyfriend in an attempt to inherit his condo and fortune.

Jake Merendino, 51, of Texas inherited his wealth from his parents, who both worked for ExxonMobil. He met Meza through an escort service in June of 2013. They began dating shortly after, but friends and officials say that Meza was leading a double life. He also had a pregnant girlfriend while dating Merendino.

Authorities say that Merendino willed his $3 million fortune to Meza in 2014 and his $273,000 oceanfront condo to him just a few months before his murder. Friends say that Meza didn’t want for anything and had no reason to kill Merendino to take advantage of the money. Merendino reportedly bought Meza everything from sports cars to motorcycles, said People.com.

Merendino’s friends believe he was a target from the beginning of the relationship, and Meza was just waiting for him to sign over his assets in case of his untimely death.

Meza was convicted of domestic violence resulting in murder and conspiracy to obstruct justice in May of this year. He was sentenced to life for the murder charge and another 20 years for the conspiracy to obstruct charge. Meza’s defense team argued in court that there was no physical evidence linking him to the crime, and has maintained that he is innocent.

Merendino was viciously murdered when he was stabbed 24 times and his throat was slit in a near-decapitation. His body was then dumped in Rosarito, Mexico in a remote ravine, according to People.com.

Meza’s pregnant girlfiend, Taylor Langston, was also charged with one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice. She pleaded guilty to the charge in federal court in San Diego last February.

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