Created: 07/23/2014 6:29 PM
By: Kai Porter, KOB Eyewitness News 4
The sister of one of the men who was brutally murdered over the weekend said her brother moved to Albuquerque and had been looking for work when he was killed.
The medical examiner's office has identified the victims as Allison Gorman and Kee Thompson.
"We are all in shock and we can't make sense of all of this,” said Alberta Gorman. “My brother Allison Gorman did not deserve this. He just did not deserve this.”
Police say the men were attacked in their sleep and beaten beyond recognition by three teenagers.
Police say one of the teens told them the trio had been attacking homeless people in Albuquerque for the past year.
“My brother Allison, he was a son, a brother, a father, an uncle and a grandfather and he was a very kind, loving man,” said Alberta Gorman. “He always had a big smile and he joked around with family and friends.”
Police say 18-year-old Alex Rios, 16-year-old Nathaniel Carrillo and 15-year-old Gilbert Tafoya all face life in prison if convicted of first degree murder charges. The two youngest teens will be tried as adults.
“He was a big man you know,” said Alberta Gorman. “These boys are cowards. How could they just go and ambush him like that?”
Gorman's family says he'll be buried on the Navajo Nation. The last time they spoke to him he said he was planning to return home to Shiprock.
“He said he's coming home and he never made it home.”