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Deborah Bernini

Law & order briefs

Law & order briefs

Public safety and fire news from the Tucson metro area.

July 02, 2014 12:00 am Related

Tucson man given 7.5 years for role in home invasion

A man accused in a 2012 home invasion was sentenced to 7½ years in prison Wednesday in Pima County Superior Court.

April 09, 2014 12:00 pm

Man given 2 years for role in Tucson home invasion

A Tucson man who stood as a lookout during a home invasion was sentenced to two years in prison on Monday.

February 12, 2014 12:00 am

Mental health evaluation sought for man in baby death case

A man accused of killing his former girlfriend’s infant child will undergo a mental-health evaluation to determine his competency.

December 24, 2013 12:00 am
Man convicted in rape, murder of Ajo girl, 7

Man convicted in rape, murder of Ajo girl, 7

A jury in Pima County Superior Court found Kyle Alegria guilty of the 2009 rape and murder of a 7-year-old neighbor.

October 25, 2013 12:00 am

Man who fondled girls at Tucson stores given 3.5 years in prison

A 30-year-old man who pleaded guilty to molesting two girls inside stores in two separate incidents was sentenced to three and half years in prison Monday.

May 13, 2013 4:18 pm

Trial set for child murder suspect who is finally deemed competent

An Ajo man accused of raping and killing a little girl nearly four years ago has finally been deemed competent to stand trial, but whether he or not he is eligible for the death penalty is still up for debate.

February 27, 2013 10:38 am

Man who threw away severed arm let off probation early

In December 2010, Joseph Maverick was given 30 days in jail and placed on three years' probation in a bizarre case that garnered a lot of attention.

February 21, 2013 1:10 pm

Tucson daycare owner pleads guilty to abuse

A 48-year-old childcare provider could be placed on probation or receive up to two years in prison after pleading guilty Thursday to child abuse.

February 14, 2013 1:00 pm

Tucson man charged with setting woman on fire rejects plea offer

A Tucson man accused of setting a woman on fire four years ago will be going to trial in June after turning down a plea agreement that would’ve given him a life sentence with release possible after 25 years.

February 07, 2013 11:54 am

Molestation suspect deemed competent

After spending approximately seven months in the jail's restoration-to-competency program, a Tucson man accused of molesting a little girl at a fastfood restaurant has been deemed competent.

January 18, 2013 11:26 am

Motion to dismiss starvation case denied

The aunt of Za'Naya Flores will be going to trial afterall.

December 18, 2012 7:46 am

Man accused of burning woman alive rejects life-saving plea agreement

Judge Deborah Bernini got a surprise this morning and she didn't seem to be  too happy about it.

November 14, 2012 11:05 am

Kidnapper sentenced to 2.5 years on weapons charge

We shouldn't be hearing about Timothy Kreus anymore.

November 06, 2012 2:32 pm

Probation for man busted with 100 pounds of pot

A 21-year-old man who was caught with nearly 100 pounds of marijuana following a high speed chase in July has been placed on two years probation.

October 25, 2012 4:43 pm

Jail time for 'cure' involving ozone

A Tucson construction worker was sentenced to one year in jail Wednesday by a judge who said she was unwilling to risk the safety of any probation officer who might be assigned to his case.

October 25, 2012 12:00 am

11-plus years for man who tried to kidnap jogger at knife-point

A Tucson man who tried to kidnap a jogger at knife-point last year was sentenced Monday to 11 1/4 years in prison.

October 23, 2012 12:00 am

Tucson man accused of hiring trio of "hitmen" deemed competent

After spending seven months in a competency-restoration program at the Pima County jail, a Tucson man accused of hiring three "hitmen" has been deemed mentally fit to go to trial.

October 11, 2012 9:42 am
Tucson bank robber who tried to get away in cab given 7 years

Tucson bank robber who tried to get away in cab given 7 years

Not even a decade ago, Christopher Fern was a well-known forensic accountant who spent time in Switzerland doing research for Holocaust victims, defense attorney Skip Donau told Pima County Superior Court Judge Deborah Bernini.

September 25, 2012 4:16 pm Related

Woman gets 10-year term in AZ hospital for poisoning

A Tucson woman who gave her fiance's mother ant poison in a scheme to adopt and raise his siblings will spend the next 10 years in the Arizona State Hospital.

September 19, 2012 12:00 am

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