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Man Found Guilty of Killing Point Boro Woman

Jury finds man guilty of killing Kyleigh Sousa in Arizona

A jury in Arizona found a man guilty of first degree murder and robbery in the killing of a Point Borough woman who was attending college in Arizona, according to Fox News in Phoenix, AZ.

Jose Luis Marquez, 22, was found guilty of first degree murder and robbery Monday morning in the slaying of Kyleigh Sousa, a Point Borough high school graduate who was attending Arizona State University (ASU).

"A lot of tears were flowing when the family of the victim, 21-year-old Kyleigh Sousa, heard the guilty verdicts in court," reported Fox News. "Sousa's mother was seen in the front row, holding an ASU Sun Devil shirt on her lap."

Karen Montenegro, Kyleigh's mother, has been in Arizona for the trial.

Fox is reporting: "Marquez was accused of trying to snatch Sousa's purse while she was walking with a friend outside an IHOP restaurant in Tempe back on May 26, 2010. According to court documents, Kyleigh's arm was caught in the purse strap and she was pulled to the ground and dragged. She sustained severe injuries, including blunt force trauma to her head, which caused her death.

"Tempe police arrested Marquez six months later after an intense investigation involving a photo radar picture. Sentencing for Marquez is slated for December 14. He could face 25 years to life in prison."

Kyleigh Sousa and her family had lived in Point Borough for many years, after living in Brick.

To read the Dec. 2010 Patch story about Sousa with interviews with Montenegro and Bernie Sousa, Kyleigh's brother, click here.

TR Taxpayer 1234 October 22, 2012 at 09:25 PM
This man should not be aloud to breathe air anymore. RIP Kyleigh
Christina Feaster Caudill October 22, 2012 at 09:29 PM
25 years is not enough!!!!
dave October 22, 2012 at 09:55 PM
just kill this punk!!!!
freddy October 23, 2012 at 12:45 AM
i say a life for a life
Cathy Kelly October 23, 2012 at 02:53 AM
I can't even begin to imagine what this family has been through. This man should rot in hell for what he has done. I continue to Pray for the family and hope that somehow,some way they can get through this.....
. October 23, 2012 at 10:38 AM
Drag him to jail like he dragged her to her death. Not enough punishment, but at least he was caught and hopefully will never do something like that again.
suz October 23, 2012 at 12:35 PM
What a beautiful girl...peace to the family and friends.
What you talkin about Willis? October 23, 2012 at 12:48 PM
Are we still opposed to the death penalty? Let's just get it over with and send him down below where he belongs. No cable tv or 3 squares a day or free healthcare.
Mark Story Jenks October 23, 2012 at 01:57 PM
I think "an eye for an eye" is appropriate in this situation. Strap him to the back of a freight train.
A. Nonie October 23, 2012 at 05:57 PM
i was wondering what happened to this sleazebag. thank you Patch for keeping us updated on the outcome of the trial. please let us know what the sentence was
KC October 24, 2012 at 04:50 AM
What a beautiful young woman she was! May she rest in peace and may her family find some solace and healing.

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