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Man sentenced for 2016 ATM killing

Marian Camacho
November 20, 2018 07:05 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The man who killed an Army medic at an Albuquerque ATM in 2016 learned his fate Tuesday.


Matthew Chavez was sentenced to 23-and-a-half years in prison for the murder of 24-year-old Tyler Lackey.

During the sentencing hearing, Lackey's brother called into the courtroom from South Carolina, where he's stationed, and berated Chavez. 

"I'm sure he's looking straight forward with that stupid (expletive) look on his face right now," he said.

Lackey's mother also spoke about her son's character. 

"He crossed an ocean and a continent, no questions asked to take care of his little sister," she said.

Chavez did not address Lackey's family. His only message was to his own family.

"I love you guys," he told him.

Before Tuesday's sentencing, Chavez was already serving time for a robbery that he committed in Oklahoma. He was also sentenced to an additional three years in prison for robbing a cell phone store in Albuquerque just days before killing Lackey.


Marian Camacho

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