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Teen sentenced to prison for role in deadly carjacking attempt outside Tucson store
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Teen sentenced to prison for role in deadly carjacking attempt outside Tucson store

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Eduardo David Carranza, 19, was given a 12-year prison sentence for his role in an attempted carjacking that led to an accomplice being killed outside a Tucson Walmart. Read more here.

A 19-year-old man will serve prison time for his role in a deadly carjacking attempt at a Walmart.

Eduardo Carranza was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty in November to second-degree murder, said Krisanne LoGalbo, a spokeswoman for Pima County Superior Court.

On Feb. 27, 2019, Carranza was with Francisco Morales and Juan Andres Allen, both 18, and Anthony Angel Perez, 17, when they tried to steal a car at gunpoint in the parking lot of an east-side Walmart Supercenter.

The man whose car they tried to steal pulled out his own gun and shot Allen, killing him. The man told police he feared for his life.

Perez was sentenced to 30 days in jail and to probation and Morales was sentenced to probation for their roles in the case.

Contact reporter Stephanie Casanova at scasanova@tucson.com. On Twitter: @CasanovaReports

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Stephanie is a Tucson native and graduated from the University of Arizona in 2014. She worked for newspapers in Rapid City, South Dakota; Manhattan, Kansas; and Lake Havasu City before moving back to Tucson.

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