Trial In Alamogordo Killing Set To Begin

Aug 20, 2013

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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