Albuquerque teen charged with murder pleads not guilty
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — One of three local teens charged with killing a promising high school senior says he’s not guilty.
18-year-old Jada Gonzales died after getting shot at an Albuquerque house party in December.
16-year-old Isaiah Espinosa was arraigned virtually in court Monday, facing an array of charges that range from first-degree murder to tampering with evidence.
Espinosa will stay in juvenile custody pending trial for the murder of Gonzales. She has been described as a promising student who had just secured a four-year college scholarship.
Albuquerque Academy recently honored her memory by creating an artist series fund to celebrate her passion for art.