UPDATE: Tucson man gets life for murder, robbery

UPDATE: Tucson man gets life for murder, robbery
Carter faces several felony charges Sunday night. (Source: Tucson Police Department)
Police vehicles surround a box truck they were looking for in connection with a midtown homicide. (Source: Jesse Zoller / Tucson News Now)
Police vehicles surround a box truck they were looking for in connection with a midtown homicide. (Source: Jesse Zoller / Tucson News Now)

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.

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