Chet Maley convicted of first degree murder and kidnapping

Chet Maley convicted of first degree murder and kidnapping
Source: (Pima County Attorney's Office)

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) - Chet Jack Wadsworth Maley was convicted of First Degree Murder and Kidnapping his girlfriend by a jury last week.

On Nov. 21, 2016, Police say Maley and his girlfriend, Roxanne Ortiz, got into an argument in a business parking lot.

A witness heard and saw the argument, and described Maley holding the victim in a headlock. When the victim screamed, the witness yelled at Maley.

Surveillance video showed Maley physically picking Ortiz up, and throwing her over a small wall. He then held Ortiz down and stabbed her numerous times with a knife. Police say Maley took off running, and the witness found the victim lying on the ground bleeding. The witness called 911, but Ortiz died at the scene.

Maley will be sentenced May 13.

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