According to the Tempe Police Department, forty-seven-year-old (47) Fred Bustamante was killed in his home near Apache Boulevard and McClintock Drive on Saturday morning. Tempe Police are searching for a sixty-year-old (60) man named Gordon Benson who they believe is responsible for stabbing Mr. Bustamante to death. Mr. Benson has been described as a 5 feet 6 inches tall white male weighing approximately 140 pounds, last seen wearing black jeans, a grey T-shirt and boots. Police located Mr. Benson’s car on Saturday and are unaware of how Mr. Benson is traveling.
According to Arizona Revised Statute § 13-1105, “A person commits first degree murder if: Intending or knowing that the person’s conduct will cause death, the person causes the death of another person . . . .” In Arizona, first degree murder is a Class 1 felony and may result in penalties such as twenty-five (25) years to life in prison without the possibility of parole, life in prison without the possibility of parole or the death penalty.
According to Arizona Revised Statute § 13-1104, “A person commits second-degree murder if without premeditation: (1) The person intentionally causes the death of another person . . . .” Under Arizona law, second-degree murder is a Class 1 Felony, and may result in penalties of ten (10) to twenty-two (22) years in prison.
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