Jurors find man eligible for death penalty in rape, murder of 7- - Tucson News Now

Jurors find man eligible for death penalty in rape, murder of 7-year-old

  • Most ReadMost ReadMore>>

  • Homeless man gets makeover from big-hearted cops

    Homeless man gets makeover from big-hearted cops

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 2:44 PM EDT2017-04-25 18:44:10 GMT
    Tuesday, April 25 2017 3:49 PM EDT2017-04-25 19:49:50 GMT

    Police officers in Rome, NY, went the extra mile to give back to their community, helping one in need.

    Police officers in Rome, NY, went the extra mile to give back to their community, helping one in need.

  • 'The Phantom' serial killer of children out of prison, living in Tucson

    'The Phantom' serial killer of children out of prison, living in Tucson

    Thursday, April 27 2017 12:17 AM EDT2017-04-27 04:17:43 GMT
    Friday, April 28 2017 11:32 PM EDT2017-04-29 03:32:02 GMT
    Convicted killer William Huff was spotted riding his bicycle through a Tucson neighborhood. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Convicted killer William Huff was spotted riding his bicycle through a Tucson neighborhood. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    William Huff terrorized Sierra Vista during the spring and summer of 1967. Despite a sentence of 40 years to life, the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency voted to release him from prison into home arrest. Family members of the victims are concerned for the safety of the community, as are new members of the Clemency Board. CBS 5 Investigates videotaped Huff riding a bike through his Tucson neighborhood. There are no restrictions placed on his proximity to children.

    William Huff terrorized Sierra Vista during the spring and summer of 1967. Despite a sentence of 40 years to life, the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency voted to release him from prison into home arrest. Family members of the victims are concerned for the safety of the community, as are new members of the Clemency Board. CBS 5 Investigates videotaped Huff riding a bike through his Tucson neighborhood. There are no restrictions placed on his proximity to children. 

  • About Tucson News Now

    About Us

    About Tucson News Now Tucson News Now is the Internet home for KOLD, the CBS affiliate in Tucson and KMSB, the FOX affiliate in Tucson. On Feb. 1, 2012, Raycom Media, Inc., which owns KOLD and the Belo

    Learn more about Tucson News Now.

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Jurors decided Thursday a Pima County man is eligible for the death penalty in the rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl in Ajo.

Late Thursday morning, a jury found Kyle Alegria guilty of first degree murder, kidnapping and sexual conduct with a minor.

This afternoon, the panel decided that the severity and nature of the crime makes Alegria eligible for the death penalty.

The jury will hear more testimony Friday to determine if there are any factors that may merit leniency in the case.

The body of 7-year-old Rhia Almeida turned up in a wash behind Alegria's home in Ajo in 2009.

Deputies said Rhia lived a few streets away from Alegria's home and went there to play with Alegria's younger brother.

Copyright 2013 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved.

  • Local newsMore>>

  • Vigil held in New Mexico for Tucson child abuse victim

    Vigil held in New Mexico for Tucson child abuse victim

    Sunday, April 30 2017 9:47 PM EDT2017-05-01 01:47:41 GMT
    Source: Tucson News Now viewerSource: Tucson News Now viewer

    A vigil in Deming, New Mexico sent love and support Saturday night all the way to Tucson where a little girl is recovering from what police believe to be child abuse. 

    A vigil in Deming, New Mexico sent love and support Saturday night all the way to Tucson where a little girl is recovering from what police believe to be child abuse. 

  • Firefighters head home after week-long Sawmill Fire fight

    Firefighters head home after week-long Sawmill Fire fight

    Sunday, April 30 2017 7:51 PM EDT2017-04-30 23:51:19 GMT

    You would think the time on the front lines got the best of Louis Mirabelli. He has spent a week fighting the Sawmill Fire, since the first 911 call came in southeast of Green Valley on Sunday, April 23, around noon. Since then, he's been sleeping in tents, under the smoky stars, with a regimented three square meals a day. 

    You would think the time on the front lines got the best of Louis Mirabelli. He has spent a week fighting the Sawmill Fire, since the first 911 call came in southeast of Green Valley on Sunday, April 23, around noon. Since then, he's been sleeping in tents, under the smoky stars, with a regimented three square meals a day. 

  • Border Patrol finds 67 pounds of marijuana in hearse

    Border Patrol finds 67 pounds of marijuana in hearse

    Sunday, April 30 2017 7:48 PM EDT2017-04-30 23:48:35 GMT
    Source: Customs and Border ProtectionSource: Customs and Border Protection
    Border Patrol agents working the immigration checkpoint near Tombstone found 67 pounds of marijuana in a casket, according to a release from Customs and Border Protection. It stated the agents stopped a hearse Saturday night, April 29. Agents found several red flags and called in a K-9 unit, which was alerted to the smell of pot. Several bags of manure were mixed into the casket in an attempt to mask the odor of $33,000 worth of marijuana, according to the release.  The d...
    Border Patrol agents working the immigration checkpoint near Tombstone found 67 pounds of marijuana in a casket, according to a release from Customs and Border Protection. It stated the agents stopped a hearse Saturday night, April 29. Agents found several red flags and called in a K-9 unit, which was alerted to the smell of pot. Several bags of manure were mixed into the casket in an attempt to mask the odor of $33,000 worth of marijuana, according to the release.  The d...
Powered by Frankly