A 42-year-old man who faced a first-degree murder charge, a capital offense, in relation to a July 2013 incident in Phoenix may face reduced charges. Prosecutors said they were working with the man toward a plea agreement to a second-degree murder charge, which could result in a prison sentence of 10 to 20 years. They indicated that despite the evidence implicating the man in the murder, they were unsure that they could win the case.
Surveillance video allegedly showed the 42-year-old man stabbing the 31-year-old outside a residence. The man reportedly told authorities that he and the 31-year-old had been involved in an argument and that he blacked out afterwards. Several people were also recorded leaving the residence, some stepping over the victim who was lying in the driveway.