A Tucson man accused of fatally bludgeoning his girlfriend with a crowbar in 2012 has been convicted of second-degree murder.
Pima County Superior Court jurors convicted 50-year-old Arnold Mills Granillo on Friday in his second trial. His first trial ended last December in a hung jury.
Granillo is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 10.
Prosecutors say Granillo beat 45-year-old Kimberly Tsonetokoy over the head, face and body up to a dozen times after she told him of her plans to end their relationship in September 2012.
Granillo's lawyer says his client acted in a passionate rage when he learned Tsonetokoy planned to leave him after they lived together for nearly a decade.
Character witnesses testified that the former Sun Tran bus driver had no history of violence.
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