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Updated Jan 11, 2013 - 2:21 pm

Tucson man gets 11 years in road-rage killing

TUCSON, Ariz. — A 25-year-old Tucson man has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for a road-rage killing — a sentence that disappoints a daughter of the man killed.

Andres Buelna was convicted in October of second-degree murder in the 2001 shooting of 50-year-old Benny Alvarez Casarez.

Attorneys agreed that both men were driving aggressively before the shooting but disagreed on exactly what preceded the shooting.

The victim’s daughter Danielle Duarte said Buelna’s 11-year sentence isn’t stiff enough to be a deterrence against similar crimes.

The Arizona Daily Star reported that the minimum sentence was 10 years and the maximum sentence 22 years, with a normal sentence of 16 years.

Judge Scott Rash of Pima County Superior Court sentenced Buelna Thursday.


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