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Man sentenced to life in prison for 2004 murder in Tucson

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TUCSON (KVOA) - A man convicted of murder 14 years ago in Tucson was captured in Mexico and returned to Arizona where he was sentenced to life in prison Monday.

Francisco Baez Fuentes, 60, was found guilty in absentia for killing 29-year-old Daniel Pacheco on November 9, 2004.

Prosecutors say Fuentes shot Pacheco after the two got into an argument.

Pacheco's body was found in the road near Old Vail and Old Nogales Highway on the far south side.
 
Fuentes went on the run before his trial was over and spent more than 13 years on the run hiding out in Mexico.  

The U.S. Marshals found Fuentes in Sinaloa where he was using the name of his dead cousin.

Mexican federal agents arrested him in October 2017 and extradited him to Arizona.

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