- Associated Press - Thursday, September 8, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - Two men accused in the fatal shooting of a Phoenix pastor who ministered to ex-convicts and the homeless have each been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office says 32-year-old Jaime Norberto Sapien and 40-year-old Jesse Armando Monroy each got 25-year prison terms Thursday for second-degree murder and five years apiece for first-degree burglary.

Phoenix police say Sapien and Monroy entered the home of 53-year-old John “Jack” Moriarty on Feb. 27, 2015.

The men allegedly believed there was a safe with money inside the home.

Police say the suspects fired shots at Moriarty and another man inside the house and then fled with stolen property.

Moriarty was killed and the other man was injured.

Authorities say Moriarty was a pastor at Redeemed Outreach Center.


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