This time, dozens of community members have taken to social media to express their disappointment in the criminal justice system.
Michelle Smith wrote in a NewsWest 9 Facebook comment, "A life sentence for a robbery is an unusual sentence, unless of course you rob a prosecutor's wife. I'm just saying..."
Delma Barriga also commented, noting that murder and molestation convictions are often met with lighter sentences.
She said, "...Something just doesn't seem right in that court room."
The D.A. maintained everything went according to procedure and the final decision was made by an impartial jury.
"These were 12 citizens that decided the sentence. 12 people that represented the community decided that this person deserved a life sentence," Bland said.
In addition to aggravated robbery, Alvarez was violating parole for a separate aggravated assault charge. His criminal history also includes two felony convictions in Missouri.
Court documents reveal Alvarez will be eligible for parole in 40 years.
His defense attorney, Albert Flores, was not available for comment.