Posted: Sep 27, 2012 5:01 PM
Updated: Sep 27, 2012 5:03 PM
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) A Tucson man is facing up to 67 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in the death of a young boy.
Pima County prosecutors say 23-year-old Alvin Valenzuela also pleaded guilty to aggravated assault of a minor and discharging a firearm at an occupied structure.
He's scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 5. Prosecutors say the sentencing range is between 26 and 67 years.
Valenzuela was accused of firing at a teenage girl and a woman when they yelled at him for shooting his gun into the air on April 9, 2011.
Authorities say the girl's 7-year-old brother, Johnathan Federico, was struck by a bullet and killed.
The Arizona Daily Star (http://bit.ly/SFuWDS) says Valenzuela was released from a New Mexico jail less than a month before the shooting.