TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A Tucson man will spend the rest of his life in prison for a 2016 midtown homicide.
According to a Pima County Superior Court spokeswoman, Ralph Pops Carter was sentenced on Monday, April 9.
Carter received a life sentence for first-degree murder, 18 1/2 years for armed robbery, 13 years for theft and 3 years for running from a law enforcement officer.
Carter was found guilty on the charges on Friday, Feb. 2.
Carter was arrested in November 2016 in connection with the death of Juan Martin Cuen-Amavizca, 53, who was found at a home in the 2600 block of East Fort Lowell Road.
The Tucson Police Department said Carter attacked Cuen-Amavizca, who had been doing repairs at the home, and then stole a vehicle from the scene.
The vehicle was later spotted and Carter was arrested after a short chase.