Teen arrested in August killing of Santa Fe man - Albuquerque Journal

Teen arrested in August killing of Santa Fe man

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Judah Trujillo (Santa Fe Police)

Police arrested a teenage boy on Wednesday in connection with the killing of a 60-year-old man in August at a park in Santa Fe.

Santa Fe Deputy Police Chief Ben Valdez said Judah Trujillo, 16, is charged with an open count of murder and tampering with evidence in the death of Samuel Cordero. A charging document was not available Wednesday.

Valdez said officers found Trujillo at an apartment near Rufina and Richards and detained him without incident. He said Trujillo will be booked into the San Juan County Juvenile Services Center.

Police responded around 4:30 a.m. Aug. 10 to Ragle Park for reports of an unconscious person. They found Cordero dead from at least one gunshot wound.

“Through the course of this investigation detectives identified Trujillo as the suspect,” Valdez said. “… Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for him and search warrants for two residences in Santa Fe.”

He said Trujillo was not found as police executed the search warrants but detectives were “able to learn the real-time location of Trujillo,” which was at the apartment near Rufina and Richards.

Valdez said the case remains under investigation.

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