- Associated Press - Monday, February 9, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - A man accused in a 2012 drug deal that turned deadly in Phoenix has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for second-degree murder.

Maricopa County prosecutors say 31-year-old Daniel Albert Alvarado was sentenced Monday after reaching a plea agreement in the case.

He was originally arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder and selling marijuana and pleaded not guilty to the charges in March 2013.

Authorities say Alvarado and another man went to a Phoenix home planning to sell up to 15 pounds of marijuana on June 2, 2012.

They met with three men to discuss the drug deal when the other men pulled out handguns and fired at Alvarado and his partner.

Alvarado ran from the home and wasn’t injured, but his partner later died from gunshot wounds.


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