- Associated Press - Thursday, August 14, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A Tucson man accused of bludgeoning to death his girlfriend in 2012 after she threatened to leave him is on trial for the second time.

Arnold Mills Granillo?’s first trial ended in a hung jury in December.

He’s accused of second-degree murder in the death of 45-year-old Kimberly Tsonetokoy.

Prosecutors say the 50-year-old Granillo beat Tsonetokoy over the head, face and body with a crowbar up to a dozen times after she told him of her plans to end their relationship in September 2012.

Granillo’s lawyer says his client acted in a passionate rage when he learned Tsonetokoy planned to leave him after they lived together for nearly a decade.

The trial continues Thursday in Pima County Superior Court.

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