California teen Adrian Jerry Gonzalez, 15, duct taped, raped, strangled, and stabbed Madyson Middleton before throwing her body in the trash, Santa Cruz police say. Maddy Middleton, 8, was found dead in a recycling bin at the Tannery Arts Center housing complex on Monday.
Gonzalez lived in an apartment near Maddy, and is being charged as an adult in the murder case. He has been charged with six felony charges in relation to the girl's death. The charges levied against the California teen include murder with special circumstances, kidnapping with special circumstances, and four counts of sexual assault, according to a KRON4 report.