Youngest person tried for first-degree murder released on time s - Tucson News Now

Youngest person tried for first-degree murder released on time served

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A woman convicted in 1994 for murdering a Tucson man was released today under the terms of a plea agreement. Gina Celaya was 14-years-old when she arrested for the death of 50-year-old Trinidad Lopez. 

Celaya was sentenced to a minimum of 35 years in prison.

During a court hearing today, Superior Court Judge Richard Nichols sentenced Celaya to 7,448 days of time served under an agreement where Celaya plead guilty to second degree murder.

Last week an appeals court granted Celaya a new trial, but prosecutors offered the plea agreement.

We will have more on Gina Celaya's release on Fox 11 at 9 p.m. and KOLD News 13 Live at 10 p.m.

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