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Suspect wanted for girlfriend's murder apprehended

KOB.com Web Staff
December 06, 2017 05:35 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- After weeks on the run, the man who police say ran over his girlfriend with his car and killed her has been caught.

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Federal officials said Wednesday they caught Dominic Garcia. The 39-year-old had been wanted for the death of his girlfriend 19-year-old Samantha Sandoval.

The alleged incident happened in northeast Albuquerque on Nov. 14. According to a criminal complaint, Garcia and Sandoval were arguing when Garcia ran her over with his car.

Sandoval later died at the hospital. Police charged Garcia with an open count of murder.

"Deputy U.S. Marshals tirelessly and with unwavering commitment to public safety worked non-stop for the last 96 hours. Every lead was exhausted until this wanted and dangerous fugitive was arrested," U.S. Marshal Conrade Candelaria said.

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