Man gets prison term for killing 2 on Arizona tribal land

April 10, 2018

PHOENIX (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for fatally shooting two people on the Gila River Indian Community south of Phoenix.

Federal prosecutors say 28-year-old Philip Anthony Osife was sentenced last Friday.

Osife had previously pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the case.

Prosecutors say Osife shot one victim twice in the face and a second victim in the neck on March 23, 2017.

He then took the car of one victim and left the two dead persons near a canal bank.

A passing motorist found the victims two days later and called tribal police.

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