Albuquerque man is indicted in fatal stabbing

Created: 06/24/2014 5:03 PM
By: APNewsNow, Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - An Albuquerque man accused of fatally stabbing a neighbor over a dispute about a barking dog has been indicted.

Prosecutors say 33-year-old Ricardo Villanueva-Cordova is facing charges of first-degree murder and kidnapping.

A Bernalillo County grand jury issued a warrant for his arrest Monday.

Customers of an Albuquerque gasoline station called 911 on June 18, 2013 to report seeing a man being repeatedly stabbed.

The suspect fled the scene in a pickup truck and 27-year-old Michael S. Sanchez later died at a hospital.

Witnesses relayed the vehicle's license plate to police, who tracked down Villanueva-Cordova at his home.

Police say Sanchez had a long-standing dispute over the Villanueva-Cordova family's dog, which was found badly injured earlier on June 18.

Villanueva-Cordova accused Sanchez of running the dog over with a car.

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