SANTA FE, N.M. — Orlando Yazzie, 37, has been charged with murder by Santa Fe Police for the death of a man whose body was found near Rosario Cemetery Tuesday, according to a police statement.today.
Yazzie, who is also known as ‘Red Eyes,’ told police he fought with the victim and kicked him in the head while he was on the ground, the police statement says. Yazzie said he kicked the man about three times in the head because the victim was ‘”mouthing off.” Yazzie told police the victim was “being racial.”
Police believe alcohol played a factor in the crime.
Yazzie is being held in the Santa Fe County jail without bond.
Police are withholding the victim’s name until his next-of-kin are notified.
This is Santa Fe’s first homicide this year.
Police ask that anyone with information pertaining to this case call the Department at 505-428-3710 or Crime Stoppers at 505-955-5050.