A 25-year-old man was sentenced to 4 life sentences Thursday after he pled responsible to three homicides that occurred between 2017 and 2018.
Julian Anthony Perry pled responsible in September to 4 counts of first-degree homicide, three counts of armed theft with a lethal weapon and two counts of conspiracy to commit armed theft, in accordance to court docket paperwork.
A Maricopa County decide sentenced Perry to 4 life sentences with no risk of launch till he serves 75 years, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office stated in a information launch.
“These violent crimes changed the lives of numerous families forever. Ensuring that this dangerous individual is removed from society will make our community a safer place,” stated County Attorney Rachel Mitchell in the discharge.
Perry was concerned in three separate homicides that occurred in the west Valley and central Phoenix between 2017 and 2018, in accordance to the county legal professional’s office.
On Jan. 9, 2018, Phoenix police discovered Marcel Cowans and Frederick Eriven, each 23, shot lifeless inside a car close to 86th and Lewis avenues in west Phoenix. Detectives obtained their cellular phone information which indicated their final outgoing name was made to Perry, court docket information present.
Family members of Cowans and Eriven informed police Perry had made threats to the victims after an argument.
On Mar. 14, 2018, police discovered 20-year-old Gerardo Perez shot lifeless in a car simply 100 yards away from the double murder scene months earlier. He was additionally shot and killed.
Perry and Paul Grant and David Reyes, each 18, have been arrested in March 2018 in connection to these homicides.
Perry informed investigators that he and Grant lured Cowans and Eriven with the premise of a drug transaction.
Then Perry entered their automobile, shot them and took medicine and cell telephones, in accordance to court docket information. Grant had stated he was the “lookout,” police stated in 2018.
An analogous state of affairs unfolded in the March murder. Police stated Perry made preparations to meet with Perez, and when he arrived, Perry received into his automobile and shot him. Perry later informed Reyes to end Perez, in accordance to the information. Grant, in the meantime, recovered proof in and round Perez’s car, police stated in 2018.
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