- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 7, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - A man convicted of killing his uncle at a Phoenix car wash two years ago has been sentenced to natural life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Manuel Pacheco was sentenced Wednesday.

He was convicted of first-degree murder two months ago in the November 2014 shooting death of 54-year-old David Pacheco-Chavez, who worked at the Los Olivos Hand Car Wash.

Police say the 21-year-old Pacheco rode his bicycle to the car wash and watched his uncle before shooting him.

Pacheco told witnesses to notify authorities as he waited down the street.

Prosecutors say Pacheco told Phoenix police he had been thinking about killing his uncle for weeks.

But Pacheo’s attorney asked jurors to convict his client of manslaughter, arguing that the crime was done in the heat of passion.

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