FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - A sentencing hearing for a man who pleaded guilty to killing a Utah sheriff's deputy along the Arizona-Utah border in 2010 continues Friday.
Scott Curley faces up to life in prison in the shooting death of Kane County Deputy Brian Harris. An Arizona judge also will sentence him on charges of assault, theft and burglary.
The prosecution and defense sparred Thursday over whether Curley's actions were those of a man who knew exactly what he was doing and tried to cover his tracks or the result of delusional beliefs.
Harris' family members are expected to testify Friday on the impact of his death, which prosecutors will use to argue for a harsher sentence.
Curley's attorneys have asked the judge to allow Curley to become parole-eligible after 25 years.
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