Man sentenced to life in shooting death of retired officer

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John Albert Campos, Sr. sentenced to life in prison (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) John Albert Campos, Sr. sentenced to life in prison (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
John Albert Campos, Sr. sentenced to life in prison (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) John Albert Campos, Sr. sentenced to life in prison (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
Frank Pascua, victim (Source: Facebook) Frank Pascua, victim (Source: Facebook)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

An ex-convict has been sentenced to life in prison in the shooting death of a retired Bakersfield, California, police officer during an attempted carjacking outside an Arizona casino.

John Albert Campos Sr. faces six life terms under the sentence imposed Monday by a federal judge in Phoenix as a result of Campos' February guilty plea in the Dec. 24, 2015 killing of 52-year-old Frank Pascua.

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Pascua was shot outside a Gila River Indian Community casino as Campos tried to steal a car. Campos then carjacked another vehicle and fled. He was later arrested in Phoenix.

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Campus pleaded guilty to numerous crimes that included carjacking and use of a firearm during a crime of violence.

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Arizona Department of Corrections records list numerous previous convictions for Campos, including armed robbery and kidnapping.

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