Stephen Reeves, California Man Convicted of Murdering Phoenix Teen, Sentenced to Death

Categories: Death Row
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Stephen Douglas Reeves
A 57-year-old California man convicted of brutally murdering a Phoenix woman was sentenced to death today by Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Arthur Anderson.

In addition to the death sentence, Anderson added 42 years in prison to Stephen Douglas Reeves' term for armed robbery, assault, kidnapping, and theft charges stemming from the murder of Norma Contreras,18.

In June 2007, Contreras was working alone on a Saturday morning at an insurance company in the 7300 block of West Indian School Road in Phoenix when Reeves, an Ojai Valley, California, resident with prior convictions for domestic violence and DUI, entered the business.

Reeves beat Contreras with a brick and dragged her through the office before slitting her throat with a boxcutter and stealing her car, wallet, and cell phone.

A person in an office in the same complex as the insurance company heard screaming and called police. The witness saw Reeves leave the business and described Contreras' car to investigators.

Reeves was stopped by police in the victim's auto and arrested shortly after the attack.

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10 comments
Giftsnmore74
Giftsnmore74

I sat on this jury. Gabi's family was there every day. It was tough to listen to everything but I feel that justice was done. My heart goes out to Gabi's family. May they finally find some peace. I also have to say that I hope this monsters children can find peace and help to stop the cycle of drugs, alcohol and violence that has been so prevalent for generations in their family.

Guest
Guest

I am truly sorry and saddened for the entire family of Norma Gabriella Contreras who have been going through such a difficult time the past few years.  I hope that this jury's verdict will bring them some type of closure. 

Clod Hopper
Clod Hopper

 this guy is more proof to never trust a clean cut short haired male

Moosesox
Moosesox

This guy had a pony tail down to the middle of his back.  Read the article.  Besides, one should never judge someone based on their looks.

Keith Wareagle
Keith Wareagle

 if thats true then why did you mention he used to have a pony tail if it doesn't matter? he must have been either a drugged out hippie or an outlaw biker back then.  you should tell all the black people about your looks theory. im native American and I have been beat up and put up with crap from white people all my life. so im here to tell you dreamer, looks do matter.

Guest
Guest

 Clod, can we see a picture of yer mug?.. I really need to see if I can trust you or not.

Moosesox
Moosesox

Sorry to hear that Keith.  I've had anything from long (1/4 down the back) to #1 shaved head with and without beard.  You're right that people treat you differently.  My point is that if your behavior is consistent and decent, you will always gain respect, no matter how you look.  My other point is that each of us can control OUR attitude towards someone else regardless of their looks and that's important.  That keeps one open to receiving others' true personality.  Trust me, I'm not a dreamer.  I've been crossed and it's gotten ugly!  Always try to not let it go there though!

Clod Hopper
Clod Hopper

stop by the hells angels mesa clubhouse at 153 south labaron and ask for alex hells angels mesa charter.

Clod Hopper
Clod Hopper

  I look like a Hillbilly Moonshiner from South East Kentucky. which is where im from. we mountain folks can always be trusted 100%.

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