TUCSON, Ariz. — A man who served 42 years in prison for a deadly Tucson hotel fire in 1970 has pleaded guilty in an armed robbery case.
Pima County prosecutors say 63-year-old Louis Taylor entered a plea agreement Tuesday and pleaded guilty to an amended count of attempted armed robbery.
He’s scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 5.
Taylor was arrested for allegedly confronting a hotel clerk with a baseball bat and demanding money from the register in June.
Tucson police say the robber was given an undisclosed amount of cash before assaulting the clerk.
They say Taylor was identified through forensic and video evidence.
Taylor was 16 at the time of the Pioneer Hotel fire in December 1970. He was convicted of murder charges stemming from 28 of the 29 deaths.