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More details on murder defendant's sentence reduction

Last week, the Star ran a story about Anthony Pesqueira being sentenced to 12 years in prison after originally be given a life sentence for murder.

December 18, 2012 8:20 am
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

Kurlander to stay on Carlson case

Judge Richard Nichols denied defense attorney Harley Kurlander's motion to withdraw from double murderer Michael Carlson's case this morning.

October 16, 2012 1:44 pm

Double murderer Carlson trashing his lead attorney

Michael Carlson's relationship with defense attorney Harley Kurlander has always been a tumultuous one with Carlson wanting to fire him one day and then changing his mind the next.

October 16, 2012 2:00 am
Man sentenced to death for 2009 killing of Marana couple

Man sentenced to death for 2009 killing of Marana couple

A Texas man convicted of killing a Marana couple three years ago was sentenced to death this afternoon.

September 12, 2012 1:57 pm
Man convicted of killing Marana couple

Man convicted of killing Marana couple

A Pima County jury has convicted a Texas man of first-degree murder and kidnapping in the May 2009 killing of a Marana couple.

August 31, 2012 11:02 am

Carlson jurors deliberating his fate

The jurors in the Michael Carlson case have gone home after two hours of deliberations witihout returning a verdict. They'll be back tomorrow.

August 29, 2012 5:04 pm

Prosecutors may tell jurors Carlson was/had an accomplice

The defense attorneys in the Michael Carlson double homicide trial put one witness on the stand Friday, but it's what happened after he stepped down and the jury left the courthouse that's more interesting.

August 24, 2012 3:35 pm
Lawyer: Man charged in 2 killings near Marana gave false confession

Lawyer: Man charged in 2 killings near Marana gave false confession

Defendant Michael Carlson looks toward his attorney Harley Kurlander during jury selection in Superior Court for his trial in the May 2009 slayings of Kenneth Alliman and Rebecca Lofton.

August 15, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Lawyer: Man charged in 2 killings near Marana gave false confession

Lawyer: Man charged in 2 killings near Marana gave false confession

Michael Carlson was so terrified of returning to the Texas prison system he falsely confessed to killing two Pima County residents, even though he knew he could get the death penalty, defense attorney Harley Kurlander told jurors Tuesday.

August 15, 2012 12:00 am

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