$5M bonds set for teens charged in homeless killings

Updated: 07/21/2014 6:22 PM | Created: 07/21/2014 2:44 PM
By: Caleb James, KOB Eyewitness News 4; Elizabeth Reed,

The three Albuquerque teens accused of beating two homeless men to death appeared in Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court on Monday afternoon.

Alex Rios, 18, came to court in an orange jumpsuit while the two younger boys, 15-year-old Gilbert Tafoya and 16-year-old Nathaniel Carrillo, appeared in plain clothes. The Bernalillo County district attorney is treating both Tafoya and Carrillo as adults in the case, but they are being held at a juvenile detention facility. 

Judge Linda Rogers set their bonds at $5 million cash/assurety each.

Albuquerque police arrested the trio on Saturday in connection to the slayings of two men sleeping in a vacant lot on 60th Street at Central.

According to the criminal complaint, the boys also admitted to using bricks, sticks and a metal fence pole to kill the victims.

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