Man pleads not guilty in death of Taos Pueblo artist - Albuquerque Journal

Man pleads not guilty in death of Taos Pueblo artist

DeAnna Autumn Leaf Suazo

Santiago Martinez, charged with murder in the Nov. 13 death of his girlfriend, famed Taos Pueblo artist DeAnna Autumn Leaf Suazo, pleaded not guilty at a U.S. District Court hearing Tuesday in Albuquerque, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

Martinez, 29, was ordered to remain in custody pending a trial which has not been scheduled.

Martinez, also a Taos Pueblo member, admitted to FBI agents that he struck Suazo, who fell, and then hit Suazo, 29, with her vehicle, according to court documents.

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