SANTA FE, New Mexico — A northern New Mexico woman faces 21 years in prison after being sentenced to the maximum term allowed under a plea agreement in the killing of a former educator during a home invasion robbery.
A state District Court judge in Santa Fe on Tuesday sentenced 24-year-old Angel Baldonado in the 2012 beating and stabbing death of Rudy Montoya in his Chimayo home.
The Santa Fe New Mexican (http://bit.ly/1oRwI5f ) reports that Baldonado had previously pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, burglary and tampering with evidence under her deal with prosecutors.
A jury acquitted 36-year-old Rhiannon Montoya of murder Aug. 1 in her uncle's death, but convicted her of burglary and tampering with evidence.
Montoya and the third defendant, 20-year-old Sheanee Martinez, await sentencing.
Baldonado and Martinez testified during Montoya's trial.