Covington Man pleads No Contest to First-Degree Murder

Adan Quiroz Rodriguez

Covington, VA - A Covington man will be sentenced in July after pleading no contest to charges that he killed his wife and buried her in a cemetery. Adan Quiroz Rodriguez pleaded no contest last week to first-degree murder and concealing a body. He also pleaded no contest to a weapons charge. U.S. Marshals arrested Rodriguez on May 30, 2013, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Officers with the Allegany County Sheriff's Office found the remains of Rodriguez's wife, Ashley Rodriguez, in Allegany Memorial Park in a part of the cemetery that was only accessible to employees. Police have said Adan Rodriguez worked at the cemetery.Rodriguez is scheduled to be sentenced July 15 in Alleghany County Circuit Court.