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Updated Jul 26, 2013 - 1:02 pm

Arizona high court affirms conviction in 2008 murder case

PHOENIX — The Arizona Supreme Court has upheld the conviction and sentence
of a man on death row for a Peoria triple homicide.

A jury found Robert “Bobby” Hernandez guilty of three counts of first-degree
murder with aggravating factors.

At the time of the April 2008 fatal shootings, Hernandez was on parole after
serving an eight-year prison sentence for armed robbery.

The state’s high court heard oral arguments in the case after Hernandez
claimed, among other things, there was sufficient evidence to support his
convictions for premeditated murder.

Court documents show Hernandez broke into the home of a Peoria couple looking
for his former girlfriend, who’s the mother of his three children.

One of the four people shot survived and identified Hernandez to police.

The Supreme Court affirmed his conviction and sentence in an opinion released


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