Guilty plea in hit-and-run of Nogales firefighter - Tucson News Now

Guilty plea in hit-and-run of Nogales firefighter

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Jesus Zepeda Jesus Zepeda
Sterling Lytle Sterling Lytle
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Tucson News Now has learned that a guilty plea has been entered from the man who killed an off-duty firefighter.

Jesus Zepeda pled guilty to negligent homicide, a class 4 felony, for the deadly hit and run that killed Nogales firefighter Sterling Lytle over the summer. 

Lytle was ran over in a midtown parking lot on June 28. He was riding with a friend when a pickup began honking its horn and flashing its lights.

Police say Lytle got out and that's when Zepeda ran him down and sped a way.

A city wide search was launched to look for that truck and a month later Zepeda turned himself in. He's facing 4to 8 years in prison when he's sentenced in February.

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