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Man convicted in 2017 murder in Tucson gets life prison term

Posted at 7:34 AM, Jul 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-18 10:34:22-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A Tucson man convicted in a 2017 murder has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of release for 25 years.

Pima County prosecutors say 18-year-old Daren Encinas-Pablo was sentenced Tuesday.

Encinas-Pablo and another suspect were accused of robbing a man and woman at the downtown Iron Horse Park in October 2017.

The couple handed over $5 and some jewelry before the 53-year-old man was shot. He later died at a hospital.

Encinas-Pablo was found guilty of first-degree murder, armed robbery, aggravated robbery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon two months ago.