Woman Sentenced in Connection with Eloy Stabbing Death

(FLORENCE, AZ) - This week, a Pinal County woman was sentenced to 20 years in the Arizona Department of Corrections relating to the death of a man near an Eloy truck stop in 2020.

Cheryl Belver, 35, of Apache Junction, was sentenced Tuesday in Pinal County Superior Court. Judge Steven Fuller sentenced Belver to 20 years in the Arizona Department of Corrections with an additional seven (7) years of probation.

Belver previously entered a plea agreement and pleaded guilty to one count of second degree murder, a class one felony; as well as armed robbery, a class two felony.

The case pertains to an incident near an Eloy truck stop on February 27, 2020. According to court documents, an altercation took place near the truck stop involving a group of people. Responding officers found two people suffering from apparent puncture wounds at the scene, including a 32-year-old man who was pronounced deceased in the parking lot. Belver was arrested after officers determined she was part of a group of people involved in staging a robbery which resulted in the death of an individual.