TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A Texas man sentenced to die for killing an Arizona couple in 2009 also has been given a 42-year prison term.
The Arizona Daily Star (http://bit.ly/S9ga4a) says a Pima County Superior Court judge on Monday sentenced Michael Carlson to two consecutive 21-year terms for kidnapping the victims.
The 56-year-old Carlson was convicted of first-degree murder and kidnapping in August and sentenced to death last month.
Carlson was arrested in June 2009 on an outstanding Texas parole violation warrant two weeks after 49-year-old Kenneth Alliman and 52-year-old Rebecca Lofton were reported missing.
Carlson was indicted in the case after he told a television reporter he had killed the couple and burned their bodies in trash pits. Carlson had been living with the couple rent-free on five acres of land near Tucson.
Information from: Arizona Daily Star, http://www.azstarnet.com
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