Tucson man sentenced to life in 2 killings

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Posted: Dec 18, 2009 6:13 PM

A 24-year-old Tucson man who says Satan told him to rape three women and kill two of them faces two life terms plus 20 years in prison.

Apollo Keith Ortega originally faced the death penalty in the 2008 slayings of Margie Ortiz and Norma Jean Conner, but agreed last month to the two terms of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Judge Kenneth Lee sentenced Ortega on Friday in a hearing that gave the relatives of the two slain women and the surviving victim a chance to speak.

A friend of the surviving woman told the judge she remains scared and full of pain.

The three women all were attacked over a 19-day period.

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Information from: Arizona Daily Star, http://www.azstarnet.com