Tucson man gets 20 years for killing girlfriend

Tucson man gets 20 years for killing girlfriend
Israel Christopher Mendoza Jr. was sentenced to 20 years in prison for killing his girlfriend in 2016.

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) - A judge in Pima County sentenced a Tucson man to 20 years in prison for killing his girlfriend in 2016.

Israel Christopher Mendoz Jr. was sentenced Monday, Feb. 11 after pleading guilty to second-degree murder last year.

Police arrested Mendoza after he called police on July 11, 2016 to report he killed Nancy Carrasco in a room at the Econo Lodge in South Tucson.

KOLD News 13′s Kevin Adger is talking with Carrasco’s family about the case. Check back to hear what they had to say about today’s sentencing.

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