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Ex-teachers aide acquitted in Amphi school sex case

Attorney says defendant didn't know one student was only 16.

June 20, 2014 5:45 pm
Ex-jail officer cleared of charges in bar brawl

Ex-jail officer cleared of charges in bar brawl

Former corrections officer John Hyatt acquitted of assault charges. The defense said he was trying to stop the fight.

June 20, 2014 4:00 pm

Ex-Tucson wrestling coach convicted in student-sex case

A former high school wrestling coach has been found guilty of having sex with a 15-year-old student.

June 11, 2014 5:15 pm

Former Tucson coach’s sex-with-student trial goes to jury

DNA evidence alone proves a former wrestling coach had sex with a 15-year-old student, Deputy County Attorney Michelle Chamblee, told jurors in closing arguments in the trial of Richard Portugal Ortiz.

June 11, 2014 12:00 am

Man with ties to Tucson trafficking group gets probation

A man with connections to what police described as a large-scale drug-trafficking organization was sentenced to probation Monday.

June 02, 2014 3:45 pm

Jury acquits man in deadly Oro Valley road-rage shooting

A San Manuel man who was facing a murder charge in the fatal shooting of another man in a road-rage incident has been acquitted of all charges in his case.

March 28, 2014 12:00 am

Tucson slaying suspect: I shot him accidentally

A Tucson man accused of first-degree murder in the drug-related killing of a high school student said the shooting was an accident.

March 04, 2014 5:30 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

Tucson clerk who set Circle K store ablaze given 2.5 years

A former convenience store clerk who set his store on fire was sentenced to 2½ years in prison on Monday.

February 03, 2014 1:00 pm

Jury clears driver of most charges in deadly Vail wreck

The defense attorney implored jurors to listen for a voice from the afterlife in their deliberations.

January 14, 2014 5:00 pm

Tucson man given 5 years in child-porn case

Despite pleas for leniency from family members, friends and a defense attorney, a Tucson man was sentenced to five years in prison on charges that he viewed and exchanged child pornography on his computer.

January 09, 2014 6:30 pm

Tucson man convicted of cabbie robberies

A jury in Pima County Superior Court has found a Tucson man accused of robbing three taxi drivers at knifepoint guilty.

December 13, 2013 5:00 pm
Ex-Tucson teacher gets prison in student-sex incidents

Ex-Tucson teacher gets prison in student-sex incidents

A former Ironwood Ridge High School art teacher was sentenced Monday in Pima County Superior Court to nearly three years in prison and eight years' probation for having sexual contact with three students.

April 09, 2013 12:00 am

Misconduct prompts mistrial in Tucson murder case

Pima County Superior Court Judge Richard Fields declared a mistrial Friday in the first-degree murder trial of a 28-year-old man.

January 07, 2013 2:03 pm

Tucson man pleads guilty in incest case

A Tucson man who was accused of having a sex with his adult daughter, raping her while she was asleep and surreptitiously taking provocative photos of her could be placed on probation under the terms of a plea agreement he signed Wednesday.

December 12, 2012 1:09 pm

Prison for teen in violent Tucson home invasion

A Tucson mother of three told a teenage home invader Monday his actions devastated her family, but she is praying for him.

December 03, 2012 4:00 pm
Tucson man given 1.5 years in abuse of impaired girlfriend

Tucson man given 1.5 years in abuse of impaired girlfriend

A Tucson man who allowed his stroke-impaired girlfriend to wallow in her own waste for weeks was sentenced to 1 1/2 years in prison Thursday.

November 15, 2012 12:02 pm Related
Condemned killer of Marana couple sentenced for kidnapping

Condemned killer of Marana couple sentenced for kidnapping

A Texas man sentenced to die last month for killing a Marana couple had an extra 42 years tacked onto his sentence Monday in Pima County Superior Court.

October 29, 2012 12:32 pm Related

Tucson man given 18.5 years for deadly street race

One year to the day after taking the life of an innocent motorist, a Tucson street racer was sentenced to 18 1/4 years in prison.

October 15, 2012 2:02 pm

Slain Tucson teen’s mom sues his shooter

The mother of a Tucson teen who was shot and killed on Mount Lemmon has filed a lawsuit against a woman who was acquitted in his death last fall.

October 02, 2012 1:15 pm

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