Closing Arguments Monday In Shooting Death

Aug 25, 2013

Closing arguments are expected to begin in the trial of a mentally disabled man in the shooting death of a woman outside a busy Alamogordo Burger King.

Prosecutors are set Monday to wrap up their closing remarks in the case involving Jonathan Montoya for the 2011 death of 33-year-old Shavon Twitty. The defense is also expected to deliver closing remarks.

Prosecutors say Montoya and two other people — Melissa Mathis and Alexis Torres — shot Twitty after she ended a relationship with Mathis.

The 20-year-old Montoya is charged with murder and conspiracy.

Police say Montoya confessed to pulling the trigger.

But his defense attorney says Montoya did not make the statement voluntarily because he has the mental capacity of a 12-year-old.


Information from: Alamogordo Daily News,

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