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#abq4ward: Victim's brother angry woman connected to his death will be released soon

Jen French
August 15, 2017 10:24 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A burglary, kidnapping and murder convict promised to live a reformed life. She made that promise behind prison walls.

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In a recent abq4ward report, Raquel Rangel-Gutierrez agreed to sit down for an interview and reveal how burglars target their victims. She will be out of prison in a few months, but the brother of the man she helped kill is furious. He thinks she's getting off too easy.

On Michael Alderson's walls, the memory of his brother Bill hangs on. But the image that Alderson can't erase is of his brother's killer.

"He said that he was under the influence of alcohol and drugs and didn't know what he was doing," he said.

Raquel and her son Malachi Rangel plotted to burglarize Bill Alderson. It resulted in the mother-son duo kidnapping Bill and Malachi killing him. She met Bill online. 

"But no I never met her. The first time I saw her was in a court hearing," Michael Alderson said.

But Michael saw Raquel a second time more than a decade later on KOB Eyewitness News 4, disclosing how she targeted her victims. Her last victim was his brother.

Michael is furious that Raquel will be released in four months.

"Very angry and very disappointed that I hadn't heard from any of the advocates that are over at the DA's office nor the ADA who would be participating at the hearing," he said.

The victim's advocate for the Bernalillo County District Attorney's Office says she will be sending the Alderson family a letter notifying them of Raquel's parole hearing, but it won't be sent until closer to her hearing date.  The office expects Raquel's parole hearing will happen this December.

KOB-TV interviewed Raquel after she participated in a survey about how she targeted her burglary victims. She also said how her last heist when terribly wrong and her son killed Bill Alderson.

It was easy to befriend and burglarize, she said. She discussed how burglars pull it off, but she said she intends to become a mortician and change her ways.

"During the trial, the family of the victim was there. I found out that the victim had cancer, was a survivor of cancer," she said. "… I felt remorseful, not just for him but for my son, too."

Raquel is hoping for a second chance, something none of the Aldersons will ever get.

"She took a life and she should not be given her life back," Michael Alderson said. "I'm not saying she should be put to death, but she should stay in jail the rest of her life."

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