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Mother of slain northern New Mexico teen enters into plea agreement

Mother of slain northern New Mexico teen enters into plea agreement

KOB Web Staff
November 05, 2018 06:09 PM

SANTA FE, N.M. - The mother Jeremiah Valencia, the 13-year-old boy who was found dead in northern New Mexico, has entered into a plea agreement, according to court documents.

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Tracy Pena is charged with 12 counts, which include child abuse and conspiracy. 

Details about the plea agreement have not been released. However, prosecutors are working to set up a hearing.

Prosecutors believe Jeremiah was killed by the son of his mother's boyfriend. 

Court documents say Jordan Nuñez, 20, tortured Jeremiah daily with a homemade spear or a shock collar.

He claims his father, Thomas Ferguson, forced him to abuse Jeremiah.

Ferguson committed suicide after he was arrested in connection to Jeremiah's death.

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