Suspect dies in TPD custody; Teen arrested for homicide; Plea in stomping death; Escapee murder charges; Arpaio investigation; Student citizenship

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An investigation is underway as to how a 35-year-old man died while in custody of the Tucson Police Department. 35-year-old Benjamin Sotelo allegedly was firing shots at a passing vehicle and when police got there he tried grabbing for an officer's gun.

He was being transported to St. Mary's Hospital when he had to be revived in the ambulance. He then died Monday morning in the hospital.

More on man's death in custody.


A Tucson teen is behind bars, accused of killing his stepfather. According to police, 16-year-old Angel Lerma was arrested Monday afternoon on a homicide warrant. His stepfather, 36-year-old Jorge Castillo, was found shot to death Wednesday night.

More on teen's arrest.


A Tucson man faces up to 18 years in jail for stomping a man to death. Police say, 57-year-old Harold Marquart admitted to the crime Monday. It happened back in December.

Marquart is scheduled to be sentenced on a manslaughter charge in November. According to police, 40-year-old Daniel Willis was found dead in the front yard of a home near Reid Park. Another man is also charged in his death.


John McCluskey and Casslyn Welch allegedly, along with fellow escapee Tracy Province carjacked and killed a couple in new Mexico while on the run after escaping from an Arizona prison. McCluskey and Welch have been charged with murder.

The victim's family is relieved all three have now been caught.


The investigation into whether Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio abused his power moves forward Tuesday. An attorney for the sheriff will meet the U.S. Justice Department Tuesday to talk about demands for records in the investigation.

Arpaio is being investigated for alleged discrimination, unconstitutional searches and seizures and having an English-only policy in his jails.


Students from Sonora now must prove their U.S. citizenship or legal residency to attend school in Ajo. The new rules handed down from the Arizona Department of Education apply to dozens of kids who are bused in from Lukeville.

State officials also want Ajo schools to pay back the more than $1M in funding used to educate students from Mexico.

More on student residency.