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Man gets life prison sentence for 2004 homicide

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Posted at 1:32 PM, Feb 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-13 15:33:45-05

A man convicted in absentia for a homicide in Tucson 14 years ago has been sentenced to life in prison.

A Pima County Superior Court spokeswoman confirmed to KGUN9 that 60-year-old Francisco Baez Fuentes was sentenced Monday.

Prosecutors say Fuentes killed 29-year-old Daniel Pacheco, whose body was found near Old Vail Road in 2004.

Fuentes fled before his trial was over and spent more than a decade on the run.

He was arrested in Mexico by federal agents in October 2017 and returned to Arizona.