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11:25 am
Thu December 2, 2010

Man Sentenced On Lesser Charges In Death Of Silver City High School Student

Silver City – A man has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison in the stabbing death of a Silver High School student three years ago.

Anthony Griego entered a plea agreement in which he admitted stabbing Anthony Montoya after classes let out at the southwestern New Mexico high school on April 27, 2007. Griego and Montoya were both 16 at the time.

Griego originally was charged with murder, carrying a deadly weapon on school grounds, possession of drug paraphernalia, criminal trespass and tampering with evidence.

Charges were dropped except for a count of second-degree murder.

State District Judge Daniel Viramontes on Wednesday suspended three years of a 15-year maximum sentence and gave Griego credit for time already served, reducing the sentence to a little more than eight years.

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Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News, http://www.lcsun-news.com

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