Tucsonan to serve six months for stalking estranged wife

2013-11-08T15:30:00Z 2013-11-09T14:42:10Z Tucsonan to serve six months for stalking estranged wifeArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

A Tucson man accused of stalking his estranged wife and setting fire to her car was sentenced Friday to six months in the Pima County jail and three years probation. 

Pima County Superior Court Judge Howard Fell sentenced Fernando Alfonso Rodriguez, after a guilty plea to stalking and arson of an occupied structure.

The fire Rodriguez set to his wife’s car spread to another vehicle.

Rodriguez originally was indicted on 28 charges, which included numerous counts of harassment and aggravated harassment. Prosecutors said he had texted threatening messages and videos to his estranged wife in violation of an order of protection.

In addition, Rodriguez must pay $13,000 in restitution to the former wife, refrain from further contact and not posses firearms.

— Patrick McNamera

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