Pima County man gets life in prison for 2016 homicide

Pima County man gets life in prison for 2016 homicide
Steve Anaya

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A Pima County man will spend the rest of his life in prison for a fatal shooting authorities called a drug deal gone bad.

On Monday, July 9, Steven Anaya was sentenced to life on a first-degree murder charge, five years on an attempted first-degree murder charge, 7 1/2 years on an aggravated assault charge and 2 1/2 years on an illegal weapons possession charge.

Authorities said Anaya, who was found guilty on the charges earlier this year, shot Alan Galvez and his cousin in August 2016.

The Pima County Attorney's Office said all three men were in a truck when Anaya pulled out a firearm and shot Galvez once in the head and twice in the back.

Galvez's cousin was shot in the arm and chest, but he was able to escape when Anaya's gun malfunctioned.

The PCAO said Anaya took the truck and dumped Galvez's body in the desert. He stole a gold chain from Galvez's body and pawned it the next day, according to the PCAO.

Anaya was arrested two weeks after the shooting and authorities said he still had the murder weapon on him.

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