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Death penalty hearing for man accused of 4 Arizona murders

July 9, 2019

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) — One of two men accused of killing four people in Casa Grande in 2017 will have a court hearing next month to determine if he’s eligible for the death penalty.

A Pinal County Superior Court judge has set Aug. 12 for a status hearing on quadruple murder charges against Rodney Ortiz.

Ortiz and Alec Perez are accused of killing two men and two women at a housing complex in October 2017.

Prosecutors also are seeking the death penalty against Perez.

They say one of the victims, 29-year-old Crysta Proctor, was married to Perez.

According to the Casa Grande Dispatch, police reports show Perez and his estranged wife had a history of domestic violence.

Ortiz was 22 years old at the time of the quadruple murder while Alex Perez was 31.

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Information from: Casa Grande Dispatch.

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