New Mexico Man Pleaded Guilty To Murder Of Man Walking Service Dog, Now Charged With Another Slaying, Cops Say

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Apr. 10 2023, Published 1:30 p.m. ET

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A New Mexico man who has already pleaded guilty to murder headed to court April 10 for a different deadly crime.

Albuquerque police say Xavier Marquez, 22, shot and killed Daniel Bustos outside a Travelodge motel in June 2021.

KRQE-TV reports Marquez claimed Bustos fired at him first. But police determined 14 spent bullets found outside the motel all came from Marquez's gun.

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According to KOB-TV, Marquez pleaded guilty in March in a different murder case. Shawn Lynch was shot in September 2021 while walking his service dog. The animal was wounded.

A judge has ruled Marquez must remain behind bars.


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