jose_isabelA Las Vegas man who pled guilty to second degree murder in northwest Arizona was given a 13 year prison term Monday. Jose Isabel Licea-Mendoza is convicted in the October, 2013 death of a man believed to have been from Ecuador. Licea-Mendoza and other family members from Las Vegas were visiting property they owned in a remote area about 12 miles west of Dolan Springs at the time of the incident. Authorities said the victim who has not been formally identified was working there as a caretaker. The Mohave County Sheriff’s office said family members were sitting around a campfire when they heard a shot ring out. Licea-Mendoza reportedly returned to the campfire area and told relatives he shot the caretaker. Deputies retrieved the victim’s body from a shallow grave on the property.

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