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Man sentenced for second degree murder

Posted at 12:53 PM, Dec 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-10 14:53:59-05

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - A 30-year-old man was sentenced to 65 years for second degree murder Thursday.

A federal grand jury found Joseph Edward Camargo guilty of second degree murder, aggravated assault, and weapons offenses on March 17.

"This sentencing demonstrates that this type of violent, malicious crime will not be tolerated in our communities," said U.S. Attorney John S. Leonardo. "Our office, along with our law enforcement partner agencies, will continue to prosecute these cases to the full extent of the law."
 
Prosecutors say Camargo went to a home on the Pascua Yaqui Indian Reservation armed with a gun on Sept. 30, 2011, then started a fight with a man in the front yard. The man went into the home, where Camargo followed him and shot him four times, killing him. He also hit another man with a bullet. Both victims were members of the tribe.
 
The FBI and Pascua Yaqui Police Department conducted the investigation.