UPDATE: Three charged in brutal beating death of man on Tucson’s east side

Christopher Hart was attacked in a parking lot near 22nd and Kolb on June 22
Miguel Cipriano Lara-Cabazos, Aaron Fernando Montiel and Miguel Francisco Rodriguez have been...
Miguel Cipriano Lara-Cabazos, Aaron Fernando Montiel and Miguel Francisco Rodriguez have been arrested on several charges in connection with the June 22 beating death of Christopher Hart.(Tucson Police Department)
Published: Jun. 24, 2022 at 12:43 PM MST|Updated: 5 hours ago
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Three people have been arrested in connection with the brutal beating death of a Tucson man in June.

The Tucson Police Department said Miguel Francisco Rodriguez, 39, Aaron Fernando Montiel, 47, and Miguel Cipriano Lara-Cabazos, 27, were arrested Saturday, Aug. 13, on charges of first-degree murder and kidnapping. All three are being held on $1 million bonds.

The TPD said Christopher Hart, 37, was found in the parking lot at Eastpointe Market Place, located near 22nd and Kolb. Hart suffered blunt-force trauma and died at a local hospital.

Christopher Hart was beaten to death on June 22.
Christopher Hart was beaten to death on June 22.(Tucson Police Department)

According to the TPD, Hart got into an argument with a group of men. A short time later, more men arrived and began assaulting Hart and one of his friends before they fled the scene.

Friends of Hart’s told KOLD they called him “Crazy Chris,” and described him as having a father, son, brother, uncle and best friend with a heart of gold.

Anyone with information on the incident should call 911 or 88-CRIME.

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