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3.5 year sentence for teen tied to death of taxi cab driver

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YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - A Yuma County judge has dropped the first-degree murder charge against a woman accused of killing a taxi driver.

Jada Herrera entered a guilty plea Thursday for armed robbery. The judge sentenced Herrera to three and a half years in prison.

Herrera was originally accused in the death of 55-year-old Guillermo Sotello, a taxi cab driver shot and killed in 2018. Prosecutors say she and her two co-defendants killed Sotello to get out of paying their $30 cab fee.

Back in July of 2018 Sotello’s body was found near U.S. Highway 95 with a gunshot wound.

Further investigation led police to the two other suspects, Tyrus Twist, and Haley Hoover.

According to Yuma Police, officers linked Herrera to the crime through cell phone records.

Crime / Video / Yuma County

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