Dzevad Selimovic pleads guilty in ex-girlfriend's 2009 murder, sentenced to natural life in prison

PHOENIX - A man who confessed to killing his ex-girlfriend has been sentenced to life in prison.

Dzevad Selimovic pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and was sentenced by Judge Sherry Stephens on Wednesday.

Phoenix police said Selimovic, who was 39 at the time, stabbed 27-year-old Emina Redza a number of times with a screwdriver in September 2009.

The couple reportedly dated for three months and lived together in New York before Redza moved to Phoenix in August.

Selimovic visited Redza in September but the couple apparently had several arguments.

Selimovic reportedly stabbed Redza in the face, throat, upper back and hands with a serrated screwdriver he had bought at a gas station.

He then fled in her car, but several hours later pulled up to a police car and told officers what he'd done.

Redza was taken to a Valley hospital where she died the next day from her injuries.

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