Details of James Boyd's troubled life surface

Updated: 04/06/2014 6:08 PM | Created: 04/06/2014 5:23 PM
By: Jeffery Gordon,

Details about the life of James Boyd, the homeless man who was killed by Albuquerque police officers in the Sandia foothills, have started to surface.

According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, Boyd was a victim of physical and sexual abuse in his youth.

Boyd’s parents were alcoholics and divorced.

He was in and out of foster homes and was eventually diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder.

Boyd had several run-ins with law enforcement.

He spent his time in jail, the state mental hospital or on the streets.

Those who knew Boyd said his only escape was to camp in the Sandia foothills.

Boyd was shot and killed in the foothills on March 16.

Read the Santa Fe New Mexican article here

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