Updated: 07/09/2015 1:46 PM |
Created: 06/09/2014 12:52 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com
Albuquerque police are looking for a second person believed to be involved in the beating death of a 65-year-old man last week.
Officers arrested 20-year-old Marcus Hamilton on Friday in connection to the case. Police said Hamilton admitted to kicking and punching Richard Zarate in his home with a friend, 24-year-old Phillip Martin. Zarate died from his injuries on June 5.
Hamilton reportedly told police he was staying with Zarate when the 65-year-old man was accused of sexually assaulting a family member.
Police have issued a warrant for Martin's arrest on an open count of murder.
A woman, 20-year-old Samantha Ross, was also arrested in the case. Police say she was seen on Wal-Mart surveillance video with Hamilton using Zarate's credit card after his murder.
Ross is charged with several counts of credit card theft and is expected to appear in court Monday.