PCSO: Couple facing murder charges in U-Haul smuggling case

FLORENCE, AZ - The Pinal County Sheriff's Office says it will ask two Phoenix residents be charged with murder because a heat exhaustion victim has died several days after being found along with other immigrants in a truck.

Sheriff's spokesman Tim Gaffney says the office was notified early Wednesday that the victim, a man from Mexico, had died at a hospital. The victim's identity is being withheld pending notification of his family.

Gaffney says the Sheriff's Office will request a felony murder charge be filed against the driver, 25-year-old Nathan Lamb, and his passenger, 25-year-old Elizabeth Kay, both of Phoenix.

According to the Sheriff's Office, the man who died was among eight heat exhaustion victims found Sunday in the back of a truck parked at an Interstate 10 gas station northwest of Tucson.

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