- Associated Press - Friday, May 6, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - A man convicted of fatally shooting a Phoenix police officer in 2010 has been sentenced to natural life in prison.

Danny Ledezma Martinez was convicted last June on two counts of first-degree murder in the death of Officer Travis Murphy.

In November, Maricopa County Superior Court jurors sentenced Martinez to life in prison on one murder charge, but were not unanimous in their decision on the second charge for premeditated murder.

A judge sentenced Martinez on Friday.

The 29-year-old Murphy was fatally wounded when shot multiple times while responding to a suspicious person call on May 26, 2010.

Authorities later found Martinez hiding in a backyard shed at a home near the shooting scene.

Murphy was a father of two and had been a Phoenix police officer for four years.

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