Christopher Facey, 33, met his married girlfriend in the parking lot of a dog park in Albuquerque late in the evening on Jan. 12, police said.
Officials said the couple was sitting together in Facey’s black Nissan Titan truck when the woman’s husband, Guadalupe Maldonado, drove up with his friend and confronted his wife.
The woman reportedly told Facey to leave, but Maldonado stepped in front of the truck. Facey then allegedly accelerated and struck Maldonado, running over him with the truck, according to police.
Maldonado’s wife and his friend transported him to an urgent care facility, where he was pronounced dead shortly before midnight.
Facey fled the scene, where investigators found blood, a hat, one shoe and shattered glasses, according to KOB.
Around 8 a.m. the day after the deadly incident, officers located Facey at a home in Albuquerque and he was arrested. He was charged with second-degree murder, accident involving death, and homicide by vehicle.
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Facey was booked into the Metropolitan Detention Center.
According to KOB, Facey used to be a guard for the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center, where he assaulted an inmate in 2016. He was given six months probation for that crime. He also allegedly assaulted and imprisoned his girlfriend in 2021, according to officials.
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