Suspect named in first-degree murder case

Photo of Jesus Martin Valenzuela, 47, who is charged with second-degree murder.

Suspect named in first-degree murder case

CREATED Jul 18, 2012

Web Producer: Taylor Avey

TUCSON (KGUN 9-TV) - A suspect has been named in a homicide case that took place Monday July 9. 

Jesus Martin Valenzuela, 47, has been charged with second-degree murder for the alleged killing of 50-year-old Juan Ayala Moroyoqui, according to Tucson Police. 

A person was detained the night of the homicide after the initial investigation revealed that Moroyoqui had been in a physical altercation that lead to his death. 

The is no word yet whether Valenzuela was the initial suspect.