Arizona family finds closure in conviction of Camino de Santiago killer

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Two years to the day that a Phoenix-area woman went missing in Spain, her family learned that the man accused of murdering her was found guilty.

Miguel Angel Munoz now faces sentencing in the April 2015 killing of Denise Thiem, 41, of Litchfield Park, while she traveled the Camino de Santiago, a popular trek across northern Spain.

Thiem’s brother, Cedric Thiem, took to Facebook and posted a response to the April 5 verdict on the “Help Us Find Denise” group page.

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Maricopa man accused of soliciting sex from 2 teens after conversations recorded, posted on Facebook

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Quick thinking by two teenagers kept them safe when a man approached them in Maricopa offering money for sex.

Maricopa police arrested Michael Yousif, 46, on Tuesday on suspicion of attempting to solicit 17- and 19- year old girls, according to Maricopa police.

The man first got their attention about 9:45 a.m. Monday at Copper Sky Recreational Center when he honked his horn, asking them to come over to his car, police said in a statement. When they did, Yousif began to imply he wanted to pay them money to have sex with him or each other and showed them a stack of $100 bills, police said.

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‘Reckless, stupid, idiotic, and insensitive’: Suspect in Chandler menorah vandalism posts public apology

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‘From the bottom of my heart I apologize to your family,’ 19-year-old says in Facebook post.

One of the four people arrested on suspicion of vandalizing of a menorah in Chandler took to Facebook to post a public apology.

Clive Jamar Wilson and three friends, boys younger than 18, were arrested Friday on suspicion of contorting a Chandler family’s decorative light-up menorah into a swastika in December.

Wilson, 19, wrote a public apology on Facebook two days after his arrest. He started the post by stating he is sorry for the “prank.”

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Sister pleads for help to find brother’s shooter in Phoenix

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Annette Roa and her brother were so close while growing up in El Paso, her nickname was “Little Rudy.”

That’s because, wherever Rodolfo went, she was close behind.

As adults, though, it was harder for her to keep up. Rodolfo Hernandez would disappear for years at a time, she said.

But in February, two years after they last spoke, she learned that the conversation was their last.

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Jordan Drake, 5-year-old Phoenix girl who received California baby’s heart in 2013, dies

A little more than a year ago, a young Phoenix girl who had received a donor heart from a California baby watched as that baby’s mom put a stethoscope to her chest.

Heather Clark once again heard her baby Lukas’ heart beat — inside Jordan Drake.

Jordan, who received the transplant in 2013, died of complications at 8:15 p.m. Sunday after her body began rejecting the heart she received when she was 18 months old, according to a Facebook support page.

She was 5.

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