Murder case comes to close with sentencing today - Tucson News Now

Murder case comes to close with sentencing today

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Happening today, a Tucson man found guilty in a high profile murder will learn how long he will be in prison. 

Glen Francis will be sentenced for killing a Muslim leader 23 years ago. 

Francis' was found guilty of killing Tucson Imam Rashad Khalifa. 

The Imam's interpretation of the Qu ran was controversial and brought about some death threats; he was found stabbed and killed in his mosque near the University of Arizona campus. 

Glen Francis was located in Canada and brought here for trial last month.  Prosecuters say DNA evidence tied Francis to the crime scene. 

After the week long trial, the jury brought back a guilty verdict after less than a day of deliberation. 

Francis is set to be sentenced for the crime later this morning; he could get somewhere between 25 years to life in prison. 

Tucson News Now will have a crew at the courthouse for when the sentencing is handed down.  Stay with Tucson News Now for updates both on air and online as they come in.

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