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Lone survivor in double homicide fought giggling teens

Updated: 07/21/2014 10:18 PM | Created: 07/21/2014 5:31 PM
By: Chris Ramirez, KOB Eyewitness News 4

An Albuquerque homeless man who goes by the name Skeets has bruises on his shoulders, arms and legs from an attack by teenagers this weekend that left two people dead.

"There was about five of them, but there is only three they caught," he said. "I was asleep, they cheap shotted us while we were asleep."

Two of the people he slept near died from the attack. Skeets is the lone survivor.

"I got up and I was fighting for them for awhile, trying to do my best, but these guys there were too many of them and one had a bat and kept hitting my uncle," he said.

On Monday 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.


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