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Tue August 27, 2013
Man Convicted Of Killing At Alamogordo Restaurant
A jury has convicted a 20-year-old man of murder in the 2011 shooting death of a woman in the parking lot of a busy Burger King in Alamogordo.
Jonathan Montoya, who was 18 years old when 33-year-old Shavon Twitty was killed, was convicted Monday of murder, shooting from a vehicle and tampering with evidence.
The Alamogordo Daily News reported that the jury couldn't reach a verdict on one conspiracy charge and acquitted Montoya of another.
Prosecutors say Montoya and two other people — Melissa Mathis and Alexis Torres — shot Twitty after she ended a relationship with Mathis.
Torres awaits trial. Mathis pleaded no contest in May to second-degree felony murder.
Montoya's mental capacity was called into question during the trial.
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