Arizona woman gets life sentence for killing, truck theft

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Judith Walthers, 23, sentenced to life in prison for killing a Mesa man and taking his truck. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Judith Walthers, 23, sentenced to life in prison for killing a Mesa man and taking his truck. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
Judith Walthers, 23, sentenced to life in prison for killing a Mesa man and taking his truck. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Judith Walthers, 23, sentenced to life in prison for killing a Mesa man and taking his truck. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
PHOENIX (AP) -

Prosecutors say an Arizona woman has been sentenced to life in prison for killing a man and taking his truck.

The Maricopa County Attorney's Office said 24-year-old Judith Walthers was sentenced Friday in the death of 54-year-old Kevin Worzalla.

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Authorities say they were called to a Mesa apartment in February 2014 to check the welfare of a tenant who had not been heard from for several days. They found Worzalla's body with multiple injuries and stab wounds.

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Neighbors told police Walthers had been storing her belongings at Worzalla's home and had been using his vehicle.

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At the time, police had said DNA from Walthers was found on bloody items at the crime scene and there was evidence that she allegedly attempted to clean the crime scene.

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