Samantha Garcia Sentence

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Tuesday, June 27 , 2017
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Samantha Garcia Sentence
 

ALBUQUERQUE - (Today) Samantha Garcia was sentenced to 12 years followed by 5 years probation for her role in the murder of her ex-boyfriend, Eloi Leyba. Garcia solicited the murder by lying to co-defendant, Danny Trujillo saying her daughter was raped by Leyba. An investigation by Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office determined the daughter was never raped. Garcia pleaded guilty to second degree murder, criminal solicitation to commit second degree murder and conspiracy. Danny Trujillo, the shooter, received 15 years for the murder of Elon Leyba in 2014. 

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STATE SEEKING PREVENTATIVE DETENTION AGAINST TRIPLE MURDER SUSPECT

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017
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STATE SEEKING PREVENTATIVE DETENTION AGAINST TRIPLE MURDER SUSPECT

 

ALBUQUERQUE- Today in the courtroom of Bernalillo County District Judge Charles Brown, prosecutors asked to consolidate the three separate preventative detention motions against Yoan Santiesteban. Judge Brown agreed with the state and will hear the preventative detention motion tomorrow at 10:00 am. Santiesteban is the primary suspect in three separate killings over a 12 day period. The state will also seek preventative detention against co-defendant Gloria Garcia.

Jack Trujillo Sentencing

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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                    Suspect in deadly Beer Pong Game Sentenced
 

ALBUQUERQUE – Jack Trujillo was sentenced to seven years plus a period of supervised probation by District Judge Briana Zamora for his role in the 2015 South Valley double shooting during a game of beer pong that left one man dead and another critically injured. Trujillo plead guilty to two counts of aggravated battery and one count of tampering with evidence.

Co-defendant Esias Madrid pled guilty earlier this year to one count of second degree murder and aggravated battery. Madrid was sentenced to 16 years followed by two years of parole. 

Infant Homicide Sentencing

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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Infant Homicide Sentencing
 

ALBUQUERQUE - Spenser Phillips was sentenced to 22 years by 2nd district judge Briana Zamora for the 2015 infant homicide case involving his two month old son. Phillips pled guilty to Murder in the 2nd Degree and Child Abandonment (Resulting in Death). All counts are serious violent offenses by stipulation so Phillips will serve a minimum of 18.5 years. 

 

Beer Pong Homicide Sentencing

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Thursday, May 18, 2017
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ALBUQUERQUE - The second defendant involved in the January 1, 2016 homicide of Joray Chavez and the aggravated battery of Robert McCoy was sentenced to 14 years in prison followed by 2 years of parole in the courtroom of District Judge Brett Loveless on Wednesday, May 17. Luis Delgado pled guilty to aggravated burglary with a firearm enhancement and aggravated battery resulting in great bodily harm for his role in the attack following a game of beer pong. The primary defendant, Nathan Ware was sentenced to 20 years followed by 4 years of supervised probation in November 2016. 
 

Dominic Conyers Guilty Plea

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Thursday, May 11, 2017
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Dominic Conyers Guilty Plea
 

ALBUQUERQUE - Today, in the courtroom of District Judge Benjamin Chavez, Dominic Conyers pled guilty to shooting at a dwelling and conspiracy to commit first degree murder in the case of Jaydon Chavez-Silver.
Conyers agreed to serve a 12 year sentence for the June 2015 shooting in NE Albuquerque. He was placed in custody and will face sentencing next week. 
Esias Madrid faces first degree murder charges for his role in the shooting. His trial is set for September. 
Nicholas Gonzales pled guilty and was sentenced earlier this year. 

Tammy Jackson Guilty of Embezzlement

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
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ALBUQUERQUE - Today, District Judge Cindy Leos sentenced Tammy Jackson to five years for the embezzlement of more than a quarter-million-dollars from a family owned business in Albuquerque. 
Jackson plead guilty to a 2nd degree felony. Between 2010 and 2014 Jackson stole $269,000 from Maintenance Service Systems, Inc., which has been family owned and operated in Albuquerque since 1951.

Steve Swayne Sentenced to 12 years

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Friday, April 21, 2017
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ALBUQUERQUE - Today, District Judge Brett R. Loveless sentenced Steve Swayne to 12 years for his role in the murder of Cory Coyner. Swayne plead guilty to 2nd degree murder and conspiracy for the 2016 murder in a Northeast Albuquerque apartment complex. 
The second co-defendant, William York is set for trial in August. 
Michele Freer plead guilty to two counts of tampering with evidence in January and faces up to six years. Her sentence is pending.