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Man pleads guilty to murder of Nogales Police officer

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Posted at 4:19 PM, Aug 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-07 19:19:59-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — The man accused of killing a Nogales Police Officer last year pleaded guilty in Santa Cruz County Court Wednesday afternoon.

David Ernesto Murillo pleaded guilty to 39 counts in Santa Cruz County Court Wednesday, including aggravated assault, armed robbery, kidnapping and first-degree murder.

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In April last year, investigators say Officer Jesus Cordova pulled over Murillo, who was driving a stolen vehicle. Murillo then got of the car and fatally shot Cordova before driving away.

A few hours later, police found and arrested Murillo.

Murillo is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 11. Prosecutors previously filed notice of their intent to seek the death penalty in the case.