TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Mexico City man who was caught re-entering the U.S. after being deported twice before has been sentenced to nearly 8 years in federal prison.
The U.S. attorney's office in Phoenix announced on Friday that 34-year-old Arturo Ramirez Garcia received a 70-month term after pleading guilty to attempted re-entry after deportation.
He also was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge James Cacheris to two additional years because he was on supervised release from an earlier re-entry after a deportation conviction where he served two years in prison.
Ramirez was caught on June 2, 2009, after jumping the border fence into Nogales, Ariz.
He had been deported just weeks before after completing the prison term. He also had previous convictions for attempted burglary, drugs, and re-entry after deportation.
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Five people were injured in a three-car crash in the Rolando area on Sunday after an apparent road-rage incident. It happened about 1:30 p.m. on University Avenue at College Avenue, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
Another successful Comic-Con is in the books. The four-day pop culture convention came to an end Sunday, but even in its final hours was packed with things to see and do.
Vince Velasquez allowed two hits over seven innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Diego Padres 5-0 Sunday for a doubleheader split.
The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for San Diego County inland valleys, mountains, and deserts. The warning is valid for Monday morning through Thursday evening
A man stole a brand-new luxury car out of a Kearny Mesa dealership's lot and led police on a lengthy chase down San Diego freeways on Sunday.
San Diego Comic-Con is in full swing and so is the superhero-themed fashion! Celebrities like Sarah Paulson, Sonequa Martin-Green and Camila Mendes, among many other stylish ladies, rocked a bevy of leather, nylon and pleather to attend the annual comic book convention.
Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding a man who died Saturday morning on a sidewalk in Old Town.
A suspected drunk driver was shot by sheriff's deputies after leading them on a pursuit across North County freeways Friday night, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said.