Ariz. Court To Rule On Appeal In Murder Of SD Man
by Associated Press
August 17, 2012 8:08 AM
The Arizona Supreme Court rules Friday on an appeal for a death row inmate convicted of murdering a South Dakota man during a Sun City home invasion.
Gilbert Martinez Sr. was sentenced to death on his murder conviction in the shooting death of Vern Jark of Aberdeen, S.D.
Martinez was also sentenced to lengthy prison terms on convictions of other various crimes, including armed robbery, burglary and kidnapping.
An accomplice testified against Martinez in exchange for a life sentence with a chance of parole after 25 years.