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Man sentenced to life in prison for murdering girlfriend

Posted at 12:50 PM, May 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-13 15:50:57-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - A man convicted of killing his girlfriend in November 2016 was sentenced Monday to life in prison.

Chet Maley was convicted of first-degree murder for killing 29-year-old Roxanne Ortiz at a home near Flowing Wells and Roger. Maley was intitially arrested on second-degree murder charges.

Tucson police say detectives learned that Ortiz and a man she had an ongoing romantic relationship with drove to a convenience store this morning. The argument then turned physical and Maley stabbed Ortiz. Maley ran off, but officers tracked Maley down and arrested him at a nearby home.

Maley was also sentenced to 10.5 years for kidnapping.

He will appear in court May 22 for a status conference regarding a different case.