PHOENIX — A man who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of
his live-in girlfriend has been sentenced to 16 years in prison.
A Maricopa County Superior Court spokesman said Douglas Ray George was
sentenced Friday by Judge Robert Gottsfield.
George in February changed his plea to guilty in the death of 23-year-old
A passer-by found her beaten, stabbed and naked on a Tempe street on June
Begay-Barakzai wasn’t identified for weeks, and police even released a sketch
of the woman hoping to learn her name.
A tip in the case led police to George. He had previously been arrested on
suspicion of domestic violence assault on Begay-Barakzai, who declined to press