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    Murderer to serve 14 years

    A 20-year-old Tucson man was sentenced to 14 years in prison on Tuesday for killing a UA student in November 2007.

    Joseph Tylutki pled guilty to second-degree murder charges for shooting and killing Vincent Bohlman, a 19-year-old UA student.

    The shooting occurred at Tylutki’s home, on the 2400 block of East Third Street, where the two men had been arguing about “”finances,”” according to a 2007 interim complaint filed with in the Pima County Justice Court.

    When police arrived, they found Bohlman dead with a knife in his hand that police said “”appeared to be staged.”” There were also five bags of marijuana packaged for sale in Tylutki’s room, according to court documents.

    Tylutki originally claimed that he shot Bohlman, a longtime friend, in self-defense after the two had been involved in an argument, according to court documents, but he has since amended that claim and admitted to the shooting.

    Tylutki will be required to serve his entire sentence with no possibility of early release, according to David Ricker, community relations coordinator for the Arizona Superior Court in Pima County.

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