Man Sentenced For Driving Murder Suspect Away

Man Sentenced For Driving Murder Suspect Away

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LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- The getaway driver in the shooting death of a Hyrum man at a Logan park on Easter Day has been sentenced.

Yesterday, a judge sentenced 19-year-old Ruben Alfonso Paz-Flores to serve up to five years in prison for driving a murder suspect away from the murder scene.

The judge also sentenced Paz-Flores on third-degree felony charges of aggravated assault and rioting.

Paz-Flores was accused of driving the vehicle in which he and 23-year-old Mynor Armando Ardon-Aguirre fled the crime scene at Willow Park back in March. Ardon-Aguirre is accused of the shooting death 19-year-old Oscar Arrieta-Simon.

Paz-Flores will be deported after his prison term.

Ardon-Aguirre is charged with first-degree felony murder, and pleaded not guilty to the charge on April 28th. His trial is scheduled for August 22nd.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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