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Tucson man gets life in prison in 2016 murder of girlfriend

May 13, 2019

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Tucson man convicted in the 2016 stabbing death of his girlfriend has been sentenced to life in prison.

Pima County prosecutors say 28-year-old Chet Maley also was sentenced Monday to a 10 1/2-year prison term for kidnapping the victim.

The sentences will run concurrently.

Last month, Maley was found guilty of first-degree murder in the November 2016 death of 29-year-old Roxanne Ortiz.

During the trial, jurors saw a security video from a Tucson pizzeria which showed Maley carry Ortiz across a parking lot, throw her over a short wall and stab her multiple times before running away.

Authorities say Maley attacked one of his lawyers in the courtroom after his April 12 conviction.

He’s now facing an aggravated assault charge and a status conference is scheduled for May 22.