Tucson man gets 10 years in slaying case

2013-01-31T11:28:00Z 2013-02-01T08:34:07Z Tucson man gets 10 years in slaying caseBy Kim Smith Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
January 31, 2013 11:28 am  • 

A 23-year-old man who was once facing a potential life sentence was sentenced to 10 years in prison Thursday in Pima County Superior Court.

Tyrone Wilson, 23, and Anthony Rico, 31, went to trial in December 2011 and August 2012 in the death of Kwange Baker, 36.

The December 2011 trial resulted in a hung jury for both men, as did an August trial for Wilson, though Rico was convicted.

Wilson, who has two prior felony convictions, pleaded guilty to possessing prohibited weapons in exchange for the dismissal of the murder charge late last year.

He was sentenced to 10 years in prison Thursday by Judge Michael Cruikshank, said Deputy Pima County Attorney Mark Diebolt.

Rico was sentenced in December to life in prison without the possibility of release.

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