A duo has been arrested in connection to a double-murder seven years after the alleged crime, officials said.
On Nov. 2, 2014, police responded to a home in Alamogordo, New Mexico, for a suspicious vehicle. When police arrived, they found the front passenger door open and two men inside.
The duo — Jonathan Garnand and Devone Blake — were both shot, according to the 12th Judicial District Attorney. Both men were alive and pleading for help.
The victims were taken to hospitals, where both died days later, according to the district attorney. Police investigated, but the case went cold.
The district attorney’s cold case unit and police started working on the case again in 2020. Investigators determined the two victims met Jonathan Stewart and Angel Armendariz at the time of the shooting.
A motive for the killings was not released by the district attorney’s office.
This week police arrested Stewart and Armendariz in connection to the cold case homicides. They were each charged with two counts of first-degree murder.
Investigators say they continue to investigate to identify possible suspects who helped Stewart and Armendariz destroy evidence and intimidate witnesses.