A Tucson man who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the June 2011 hammer killing of a retiree has been sentenced to 31 years in prison.
Judge Richard Fields of Pima County Superior Court sentenced Jonathan Baumbach on Monday in the killing of 61-year-old Robert Pardee, a retired landscape architect for the county.According to prosecutor Kellie Johnson, Baumbach received a plea agreement to spare Pardee's daughter from having to endure a trial.
The Arizona Daily Star reports that court documents and testimony indicate that Pardee was killed because he tired of Baumbach and his boyfriend using Pardee's home to party.
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