2Nd suspect pleads guilty in 2013 beating death of teenage boxer
Robert Chavez By Jennifer Thomas
Joseph Corrales By Jennifer Thomas
PHOENIX – A second man suspected in the beating death of a teenage boxer in Phoenix has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.
Robert Chavez, 23, entered his plea Thursday morning.
His sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 23.
Chavez and Joseph Jesse Corrales, 24, were arrested in the September 2013 beating death of 17-year-old Alexis Urbina-Ochoa, who was found unconscious and covered in blood in his family's south Phoenix home. He died of his injures two days later.
Police said the two gang members were arrested in November 2013 after investigators were tipped off that the suspects allegedly were selling items stolen from Urbina-Ochoa's home.
Corrales and Chavez originally were charged with first-degree murder, second-degree burglary and trafficking in stolen property.