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Man accused of killing Ann Day to be sentenced Monday

Day was former Pima County Supervisor
Posted at 3:17 PM, Nov 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-17 19:49:11-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — The man accused of killing Pima County Supervisor Ann Day is set to be sentenced at Pima County Superior Court on Monday.

Jarrad Barnes was expected to be sentenced on Nov. 4. But a threat of a suspicious package outside the courthouse prompted evacuations that lasted for several hours.

Back in 2016, authorities say Barnes, who was 24-years-old at the time, was driving 80 miles per hour near Ina Road and First Avenue when he crashed into Day. She died when her car was hit head on.

Investigators say tests showed Barnes had three drugs in his system at the time of the crash.

In 2018, he was convicted of a number of charges including criminal damage and endangerment. A jury found him not guilty of manslaughter.

Ann Day was a Pima County Supervisor for 12 years, from 2000 to 2012. She served as an Arizona State Senator from 1990 to 2000.

The 77-year-old was also the sister of former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

One of Day's family members told KGUN9 they will be at the sentencing on Nov. 18.

KGUN9 will have a crew in the courthouse for the sentencing at 2 p.m. Stay with KGUN9 for developments.

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