Tucson man gets life in prison in 2010 killing

Tucson man gets life in prison in 2010 killing

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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A Tucson man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole in the death of his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend.

Pima County prosecutors say 33-year-old Scott Mediz also was sentenced Monday to a concurrent sentence of almost 16 years in prison for kidnapping.

Mediz was convicted last month of first-degree murder and kidnapping.

Authorities say Mediz brutally beat 30-year-old Jerry Lewis when he arrived at Sara Golden's home on Nov. 21, 2010.

They say Lewis was later stuffed into a car and died of positional asphyxiation.

Mediz's lawyer told jurors that Lewis was armed with a box cutter and a bat and Mediz acted in self-defense.

The Arizona Daily Star (http://bit.ly/Rk4ZEX) says the 33-year-old Golden is scheduled to stand trial Dec. 4. She's accused of luring Lewis to her home.

Information from: Arizona Daily Star, http://www.azstarnet.com

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