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Tue August 20, 2013
Trial In Alamogordo Killing Set To Begin
The trial of a man connected to the shooting death of a woman outside a busy Alamogordo Burger King is beginning.
Testimony is scheduled to start Tuesday in Alamogordo District Court in the case involving Jonathan Montoya for the 2011 death of 33-year-old Shavon Twitty.
Prosecutors say Montoya and two other people — Melissa Mathis and Alexis Torres — shot Twitty after she ended a relationship with Mathis.
Montoya, who was 18 years old at the time of the shooting, is facing charges of first-degree open murder and second-degree felony conspiracy to commit murder, among other charges. Torres is also facing the same charges in a separate trial.
Mathis pleaded no contest in May to second-degree felony murder for her involvement in the fatal shooting.
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