May 4, 2012
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TUCSON, Ariz. - On May 1, Nicholas Demetrius Jose, 23, of San Miguel, Ariz., pleaded guilty in Tucson federal district court to second degree murder. According to the plea agreement, in the early morning hours of Aug. 8, 2010, Jose and the victim were involved in a verbal altercation at the victim's residence in San Miguel, on the Tohono O'odham Nation. Jose went across the street to his house and retrieved a .22 caliber Ruger rifle. He then went back to the victim's residence and confronted him on the back patio. Jose fired two shots, one of which struck the victim in the chest. The victim was later pronounced dead at the scene.