Man sentenced to life term after pleading guilty to murder of Flagstaff resident

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- A man has been sentenced to natural life in prison after pleading guilty in the killing of a man whose body was found on a roadside between Flagstaff and the community of Leupp last May.
 
Judge Mark Moran of Coconino County Superior Court sentenced 51-year-old Marvin Curley after he pleaded guilty Tuesday to first-degree murder in the death of 56-year-old David A. Christine of Flagstaff.
 
Investigators said Curley fatally choked Christine with a wire and then took the body to the roadside location.
 
A passing motorist saw Christine's body and called authorities.

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