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New Mexico teenager allegedly murders his uncle during dispute over Internet service

Source: Albuquerque police; MEGA

Jan. 17 2022, Published 4:51 p.m. ET

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A teenager on the run in New Mexico was taken into custody for allegedly killing his great uncle after his grandmother unplugged the Internet.

According to police, 18-year-old Domenic Manuel Mora got into an argument over Internet service with Daniel Trujillo and other family on Jan. 12 at a home in Albuquerque.

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Family members claimed the teenager had been in a fight with his girlfriend and was upset at the time of the incident because his grandmother had disconnected the router, states a criminal complaint obtained by the Albuquerque Journal.

The grandmother, court records show, told detectives she tried to ignore Mora, as he punched the wall and spilled soap on the floor.

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She said she then heard a pop when her grandson allegedly fired a gun at her brother, Trujillo. “I guess I’ll just go to jail, I just shot Dan,” Mora allegedly told family before he fled the scene, police said, according to KRQE.

Police received Crime Stopper tips about Mora's whereabouts, and he was taken into custody on Jan 16 on an open count of murder.

Relatives claimed the murder suspect had overdosed on drugs and was revived with Narcan the evening before the deadly shooting, court records state.


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