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Man found guilty of murdering wife in 2016

Posted: 2:34 PM, Feb 12, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-12 16:34:24-05
Death penalty off the table in Yates murder case

TUCSON, Ariz. - A man was convicted of first-degree murder in the 2016 killing of his wife.

King Nathaniel Raffael Yates was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder of Cassandra Yates.

King Yates, who represented himself in the trial, will be sentenced at 1 p.m. March 23.

The crime happened in the 2400 block of North Desert Links Drive. Police found an eviction notice posted on the front door, as well as a broken window in the back.

Officers found King Yates asleep in the bedroom and arrested him. Police say Yates shot and killed Cassandra Yates.

King Yates also faces a first-degree murder charge in the 2017 killing of Brandon Roth, his Pima County Jail cellmate.