- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A Tucson man convicted of second-degree murder in the bludgeoning of his girlfriend with a crowbar in 2012 has been sentenced to 16 years in prison.

Pima County prosecutors say 50-year-old Arnold Mills Granillo was sentenced Monday.

He was convicted in August after his second trial. His first trial ended last December in a hung jury.

Prosecutors say Granillo beat 45-year-old Kimberly Tsonetokoy over the head, face and body 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.

Character witnesses testified that the former Sun Tran bus driver had no history of violence.

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