Mammoth man sentenced to 16 years for murder

(FLORENCE, AZ) - A Mammoth man has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for murder.

On January 9th, 2023, Pinal County Superior Court Judge Daniel Washburn sentenced Wesley Saunders, 32, to 16 years in the Arizona Department of Corrections.

Saunders pled guilty to Second Degree Murder, a Class 1 Felony.

In March 2021, Mammoth police officers responded to a home and located a man who had been shot in the head. The victim, 29-year-old Dylan Price, was pronounced deceased at the hospital. Investigators located multiple people who had been at the residence and during the course of the investigation, identified Saunders as the shooting suspect.

This case was investigated by the Mammoth Police Department and the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office.