Pre-trial detention hearing for shooting suspect delayed until Friday | KOB 4

Pre-trial detention hearing for shooting suspect delayed until Friday

Brittany Costello
November 26, 2018 05:34 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Matthew Delena, the man arrested for multiple shootings in Albuquerque, will have to wait until Friday to learn whether he will be held in jail pending a trial.


Delena was supposed to have a hearing Monday, but it was rescheduled.

According to a criminal complaint, one man was shot in the head, another was murdered, in what police are calling "gang retaliation," and the third victim was paralyzed after being shot in the head.

One of the shootings also resulted in an innocent bystander being hit by a car. That person suffered a traumatic brain injury.

One of the victims has been identified as Aneas Price. He was shot near Tramway and Copper back in August.

“My son was a football player at Manzano High School and was shot in his head and his arm actually,” said Price’s mother. “He was here at UNM on life support for three weeks.”

KOB talked to Price’s Mother Monday after Delena was scheduled for a pre-trial detention hearing. According to police a 15-year-old identified as Seven Long also participated in that shooting.

While court documents have called the shooting drug-related, Price’s mother says she believes her son was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

“Sometimes it’s not what people portray like right now they're saying it’s all drug and gang. my son doesn’t do drugs. He wasn’t a gang member,” according to Price’s mom.

She chose to hide her face from the camera because she said her family has already been threatened.

“It's more than them. It's a group of them. It's serious. They called this hospital threatening my son while he was in the ICU and I have other kids that go to high school and they threatened them and a seven-year-old daughter,” she said.

She is looking to raise money for Price’s hospital expenses and recovery.

Click here to donate to the Go Fund Me account.


Brittany Costello

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