Mother seeks justice in son's death
March 22, 2018 05:16 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - An Albuquerque mom says she is one step closer to getting justice for her murdered son.
Jeanine Iverson was in court Thursday while a judge decided what the next step would be for Anthony Kapinski. A handcuffed Kapinski walked in front of the judge and a state prosecutor said no plea deals would be offered. Kapinksi's double murder case will go to trial.
That gives a sigh of relief for Iverson, who is the mother of one of the slain victims: Jordan Mucher.
"I've been wanting to go to trial because he needs to pay for what he's done. Nobody knows what I go through on a day-to-day basis," Iverson said.
It all started in June 2017 in a northeast Albuquerque church parking lot. Witnesses say a fight between Kapinski, Mucher and Paul Francia led to shots being fired. Mucher and Francia were both killed.
Kapinski was arrested shortly after, but not before police found a post on his Facebook page that read "I was being jumped and I'm the bad guy."
"It disgusts me. I can't even look at him because he just makes me sick that he can actually take two lives and claim self-defense. I just start shaking and I can't believe this is real," Iverson said.
Iverson said she misses her son every day and that he's missing his baby girl grow up. She knows nothing will bring her son back but hopes justice will be served.
The judge said jury selection would begin on April 23.
Updated: March 22, 2018 05:16 PM
Created: March 22, 2018 11:54 AM
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