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El Paso man convicted in mom’s death faces multiple charges in Phoenix

David Marmolejo was convicted in 2011 of killing his mother after she didn’t approve of his relationship with his step-sister. We faces charges for an unrelated case in Phoenix.

An El Paso man who killed his own mother is now charged with violent crimes in Arizona.

David Marmolejo was convicted in 2011 of killing his mother after she didn’t approve of his relationship with his step-sister.

In a separate case out of Phoenix, Marmolejo is facing four counts of kidnapping, 15 counts of sexual assault, four counts of armed robbery with a deadly weapon, four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and two counts of sexual abuse.

He was sentenced to 54 years in prison, with parole available after 27 years. He had a mistrial before the trial was moved to San Antonio, where he was convicted.

Marmolejo was considered a suspect in other crimes prior to the murder in El Paso, but was never convicted in any of those cases.

He was arrested by Phoenix police in 2006 in relation to a series of abductions and rapes, but he was never prosecuted because the victims had died.

He was extradited to Arizona in December, where he sits in the Maricopa County jail awaiting trial.

Marmolejo is set to go to trial next month, according to online records.

A spokesperson with the Maricopa County district attorney’s office said Marmolejo was being investigated before he killed his mother in El Paso, but they decided to wait until his trial in El Paso was over before moving forward with their case.

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