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Death sentence upheld in killing of ex-reporter

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Efren Medina Efren Medina

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the death sentence of a man convicted of murder in the 1993 killing of a former Phoenix newspaper reporter.

Efren Medina originally was convicted in 1995 of first-degree murder in the death of 71-year-old Carle Hodge, a former science writer for The Arizona Republic.

Authorities say Hodge tried to stop Medina and another man from stealing his car.

They say Medina pulled Hodge from his car, beat and stomped on him, then dragged him into the street and ran over him twice.

A judge reversed Medina's death sentence in 2003 after ruling that Medina received ineffective legal representation, and a resentencing trial ended in a mistrial in 2008.

Yet another resentencing trial resulted in Medina being resentenced to death in 2010.

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