A Tucson man is facing a life sentence after being convicted late Friday of first-degree murder and other felony charges in a June 2011 deadly home invasion.

Manuel Jesus Pesqueira, 28, was accused of being one of two men who broke into a West Irvington Road apartment on June 29, 2011, seeking drugs and money.

Leonardo Cota-Leyva, 25, one of the apartment's occupants, was shot in the head and killed. A second man escaped injury.

Pima County Superior Court Judge Richard Fields will sentence Pesqueira to life in prison with or without the possibility of release March 13.

Senior Editor, News, Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Az.

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