Suspect in Circle K murder to be held ahead of trial

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A judge ruled Monday that Eric Ford, a suspect in a gas station murder, will stay in jail ahead of his trial.

Police charged Ford after he allegedly punched a Circle K clerk and fatally shot Michael Urioste, who stepped in to intervene. Ford also shot another man who was fueling up his car.

At court, there was also a hearing set for a suspect in a carjacking spree last week, Malachi Crockett. Police said Crockett is one of three teens accused of multiple crimes in the South Valley. He is charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault.

Crockett’s hearing was rescheduled for Wednesday.