Woman gets 21-year sentence in killing of former educator


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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.

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