Man gets prison term for Lake Havasu City killing - FOX13 News, WHBQ FOX 13

Man gets prison term for Lake Havasu City killing

Posted: Updated:

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) - A man has been sentenced to 21 years in prison for the 2011 bludgeoning death of his uncle in Lake Havasu City.

Judge Steven Conn sentenced 45-year-old Jeffrey Paul Costa on Friday in Mohave County Superior Court.

The Today's News-Herald reports that Costa could have been sentenced to up to 22 years on his conviction for second-degree murder in the killing of 62-year-old Wayne Lopez.

The killing occurred during an argument. Costa was staying at Lopez's home at the time.

He fled in his uncle's car to Long Beach, Calif., where he turned himself in to authorities after Lake Havasu City police identified him as a possible suspect.

Follow this story: Warrant Issued for Lake Havasu Homicide Suspect

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press modified.

Didn't find what
you were looking for?

Powered by WorldNow

WHBQ-TV | Fox 13
485 S. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111

Main Station: (901) 320-1313
Newsroom: (901) 320-1340

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices