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19.5-year sentence given in fatal drug deal

One of four men suspected of killing a Tucson man was sentenced Monday to 19.5 years in prison.

Pima County Superior Court Judge Howard Hantman gave David Ronald Kuhns, 24, 16 years for second-degree murder and a consecutive 3.5 years for aggravated assault.

Oscar Adrian Herrera, 20, was killed Jan. 21. Prosecutors say Kuhns and three other men went to Herrera’s house for a drug deal that went wrong.

“I apologize to the victim’s family,” Kuhns said. “I am truly sorry this happened.

“But I’m not the man that did it,” he said. “I did have a part in it and I hope you can forgive me someday.”

Co-defendant Taylor Mitchell Robbins, 19, is set to be sentenced Feb. 13.

Andrew Johannes Rodriguez, 26, is in the Pima County Jail on $1 million bond.

An arrest warrant was issued for another man suspected in the shooting.

No other details are available as the court file is sealed.

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