Gilbert Martinez Sr.
Photographer: Arizona Department of Corrections
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PHOENIX - The Arizona Supreme Court has turned down an appeal for a death row inmate convicted of murdering a South Dakota man during a Sun City home invasion.
The justices' unanimous opinion Friday upholds convictions and sentences of Gilbert Martinez Sr.
Martinez, 48, was sentenced to death on his murder conviction in the shooting death of Vern Jark of Aberdeen, S.D.
Martinez was also sentenced to lengthy prison terms on convictions of other various crimes, including armed robbery, burglary and kidnapping.
An accomplice testified against Martinez in exchange for a life sentence with a chance of parole after 25 years.
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