Rest Stop Killing Conviction
Las Cruces – One of three men charged in a New Mexico rest stop killing last year has been convicted.
Irvin Rodolfo Ramirez was found guilty Friday on felony murder, armed robbery and other charges.
A pre-sentencing report will be filed before Ramirez is sentenced in four to six weeks,
The Las Cruces Sun-News says Ramirez was tried as an adult. But because he was 16 at the time of the crime, prosecutors say the judge will have a great deal of discretion when sentencing.
Authorities say Ramirez and two other gang members allegedly shot 20-year-old Adam Espinoza at a rest stop in Anthony on Jan. 5, 2010.
Prosecutors say the trials for the two co-defendants 20-year-old Jorge Manual Murillo and 17-year-old Javier Orozco likely will be held sometime this fall.
Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News, http://www.lcsun-news.com
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