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Man Found Guilty Of First Degree Murder In The Death Of A Chino Valley High School Student In 2018

A Yavapai County jury has found 31-year-old Donovan Larriba-Tucker guilty of first degree murder in the death of a 16-year-old Chino Valley High School student back in 2018. The jury returned the verdict on Friday. The crime took place on the night of June 29th of 2018. Chino Valley Police received a 911 call from a woman who reported the male victim had been stabbed multiple times. Officers arrived within minutes and immediately rendered lifesaving measures on the victim. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Officers conducted a manhunt and located Larriba-Tucker early the next morning. The investigation revealed a number of juveniles had met in a field to settle a dispute over a girl. The victim was not involved in the dispute and was simply a bystander. Larriba-Tucker stabbed the victim seven times as the victim yelled that he had nothing to do with the dispute. Evidenced showed Larriba-Tucker had premediated the attack, fabricated an alibi, and attempted to change his appearance after the murder. Sentencing is set for November 6th at 3 p.m. in Yavapai County Superior Court. Larriba-Tucker is facing a mandatory life sentence and won’t be eligible for commutation or parole.