LAVEEN, AZ - A Laveen teenager has been sentenced to a combined 30 years in prison for second-degree murder and robbery.
Federal prosecutors said Monday that 17-year-old Johnny Lopez had previously pleaded guilty in the separate cases. He also was ordered to pay more than $22,000 in restitution.
Authorities say Lopez held a man at gunpoint while stealing a vehicle on the Gila River Indian Reservation on Feb. 20, 2010.
On July 22, 2010, authorities say Lopez entered a home on the same reservation and shot a father and son, who later died.
Lopez was sentenced to 240 months in prison on two murder charges, 70 months on the robbery charge and 120 months for use of a firearm during a crime of violence. He also must serve five years of supervised release.
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