Two men are scheduled for arraignment Monday on charges including murder, kidnapping and robbery in the 2020 shooting death of 33-year-old Antonio Jaramillo in Northwest Albuquerque, court records show.
Both men — Walter Eddings Jr., 39, and Gabriel Blea, 25 — previously were arrested by FBI agents on federal firearms charges.
A third suspect was arrested last year in connection with Jaramillo’s death.
Reyanon “Peaches” Duncan, 35, was charged in September with an first-degree murder, kidnapping, armed robbery, aggravated burglary and conspiracy. No trial has been scheduled in Duncan’s case.
On Dec. 16, 2020, police responded to reports of a shooting in the 2600 block of Eighth NW, north of Menaul, according to a criminal complaint filed in Metropolitan Court.
Jaramillo’s roommate told police he had gone out to get food and returned to find Jaramillo tied up and shot in the head, the complaint said.
The roommate said he saw a woman and two men leaving the home as he returned, the complaint said. All three were caught on security video at the home, it said.
Eddings and Blea each are charged in 2nd Judicial District Court on charges of first-degree murder, kidnapping, armed robbery, tampering and conspiracy in Jaramillo’s death.
Both men also face federal charges in U.S. District Court of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Those charges remain pending.
Blea was charged in May 2021 on federal charges of distribution of a controlled substance and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
FBI agents arrested Blea on May 5, 2021, after he allegedly arrived at a motel in the 2100 block of Yale SE carrying a backpack with suspected methamphetamine and fentanyl and carrying a pistol in his waistband, according to a federal criminal complaint.
Eddings was charged in January 2022 on a federal charge of felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.
Eddings was arrested on Jan. 31, 2022, after federal agents saw him leaving a motel in the 1500 block of Candelaria NE in possession of an AK-47-style rifle, according to a federal criminal complaint.