Man gets prison in Phoenix death of ex-champion boxer

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Posted: Feb 25, 2015 3:41 PM

PHOENIX (AP) — One of two men charged in the beating death of a teenage boxer in Phoenix has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Maricopa County prosecutors say 23-year-old Robert Chavez was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to second-degree murder.

The other suspect — 24-year-old Joseph Jesse Corrales — also pleaded guilty to second-degree murder last month and awaits sentencing.

Chavez and Corrales originally were charged with first-degree murder, second-degree burglary and trafficking in stolen property.

They were arrested in the September 2013 beating death of 17-year-old Alexis Urbina-Ochoa, whose bloody body was found in his home.

Phoenix police say they were tipped off that Chavez and Corrales were selling items stolen from Urbina-Ochoa's home.

Urbina-Ochoa won a USA Youth Boxing National title in 2013 and was training for the 2016 Olympics.