Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close

TUCSON, Ariz. -- A man acquitted in the shooting of a Tucson police officer has been sentenced to nearly 30 more years in prison for other crimes.

Richard Mendoza was convicted last month on two counts of burglary and six counts of possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited possessor.

He was sentenced Thursday to 12 years for the weapons charges and 17 3/4 years for the burglary charges.

The Arizona Daily Star reports Mendoza already was sentenced to 11 years in prison for parole violations, which will be served consecutively to his new convictions.

A jury found Mendoza not guilty on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the November 2012 shooting of Tucson police Officer Robert Carpenter.

Carpenter survived and returned to work nearly a year later.

Associated Press,

share this story:
Attention Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation and The Voice of Arizona by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing KTAR (Arizona Sports) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health

    World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.
  • Family in Focus

    KTAR spends the week taking a look at the issues a modern Arizona family faces.