Feb 11, 2013 1:11 PM by Tania Shofron

Tucson man gets more than 30 years for 2011 murder

TUCSON - A Tucson man was sentenced Monday after after entering a plea agreement for the June 2011 kidnapping and murder of a 61-year-old man.

Jonathan Baumbach was facing a potential death sentence. On Monday, the 28-year-old was sentenced to 22 years on the second-degree murder charge and an additional 9 years on the kidnapping charge.

Baumbach pled guilty in December. He told authorities that he blindfolded Robert Pardee, hit him in the head with a hammer and slit his throat.

Baumbach was arrested in Washington state after being found sleeping in the back of Pardee's stolen truck.


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