Ex-con to be sentenced in deadly Mesa shooting rampage
PHOENIX (AP) -- An ex-con man will be sentenced after pleading guilty to killing one person and wounding five others during a crime spree in Mesa last year.
Ryan Elliott Giroux is scheduled to have a sentencing hearing Friday afternoon in Maricopa County Superior Court.
Giroux pleaded guilty in April to first-degree murder and 22 other charges including kidnapping and armed robbery.
During the plea hearing, a judge stated that Giroux's sentence would likely include life in prison without a chance for parole because of the murder conviction.
Prosecutors decided not to pursue the death penalty.
The March 2015 spree began at a motel where three people were shot, continued with the shooting of another person at a nearby restaurant and ended after two people were shot at apartment complexes.