Man convicted in Tucson fatal shooting gets life in prison

June 4, 2019

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A man convicted in a 2016 fatal shooting in Tucson has been sentenced to life in prison.

Pima County prosecutors say Joel Rodriguez was found guilty of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder last month and was sentenced Monday.

Rodriguez was one of three people accused in the December 2016 death of Richard Jensen.

Jessica Rodriguez-Cordova and Aaron Abel Heath also were arrested and indicted in connection with the shooting.

Rodriguez-Cordova was initially facing a charge of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder.

She pleaded guilty to manslaughter last October and was sentenced to 10 1/2 years in prison.

Heath was initially facing a first-degree murder charge.

Tucson TV station KOLD says Heath pleaded guilty on a manslaughter charge earlier this year and will be sentenced on June 10.


Information from: KOLD-TV, http://www.kold.com/

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