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Martin Barreras sentenced to life for starving son to death

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Posted at 3:21 PM, Sep 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-30 21:50:54-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - A Tucson man was sentenced Monday for starving his 3-year-old son to death and stuffing the boy's body inside a toy box.

Martin Barreras is sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for first-degree murder, several child abuse charges, and other related charges.

A jury found 50-year-old Martin Barreras guilty of first degree murder in August. The jury also found him guilty of child abuse, but not guilty of concealment of a dead body.

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A jury already found Barreras's wife, Raquel, guilty of murder and child abuse in May.

She's serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole.