Albuquerque endures violence, deadly crashes to start 2019
January 14, 2019 11:39 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- It’s been a violent start in 2019 for Albuquerque. In just the 14 days of the new year, the Duke City has seen hit and runs, deadly domestic violence cases and child murder cases.
The most recent was a double homicide Monday morning at the Circle K on University on Menaul. Two men died as a result of gunshot wounds.
The first death investigation in 2019 was a hit and run on Lomas and University.
Later in the month, Jeremiah Morfin was arrested. The 15-year-old is accused of killing his 9-year-old cousin and dumping her in an arroyo.
Two men, William Baca and Orlando Johnson were both charged with killing their girlfriends in separate domestic violence cases.
There was also another deadly hit-and-run outside the Siegel Suites.
Turning around the city’s violent crime has been listed as a priority by Mayor Tim Keller.
Updated: January 14, 2019 11:39 PM
Created: January 14, 2019 06:04 PM
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