Arizona man to spend over 40 years in prison for 2 murders
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — A member of the Gila River Indian Reservation from Sacaton will spend decades in prison for two separate murders.
Last week, 24-year-old Jordan Antonio Sullivan was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Sullivan killed someone in March of 2020 on the reservation by shooting them in the neck with a shotgun. He then hit the victim on the back of the head with the gun, stole their car, and ran over the person to make sure they were dead.
Sullivan was also convicted of second-degree murder for killing a man in Chandler. Early in the morning on April 9, 2020, police responded to a Circle K on South Arizona Avenue and found an elderly man with severe injuries. The man had been robbed, beaten and his car was stolen. Sullivan was arrested a short time later after crashing the stolen car during a pursuit, and the victim died from his injuries later that month.
Sullivan pled guilty and was sentenced to 18 years in January 2021. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says he will begin his 25-year prison sentence after serving time in the state case.
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