ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – One of three suspects in the fatal beatings of two homeless men in Albuquerque has pleaded no contest to first- and second-degree murder and no contest to aggravated battery with a dangerous weapon.
The teen was 15 at the time of the 2014 attacks and The Associated Press isn't naming him because he's still a juvenile.
The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/2aa4zVP) reports the teen's plea deal Wednesday calls for 45 years in prison, but he's only expected to serve 26 1/2 years with the remainder suspended.
He's scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 7.
Last year, Alex Rios was convicted of second-degree murder in the case. The 20-year-old Rios was sentenced in February to 67 1/2 years in prison.
Another co-defendant pleaded to second-degree murder in exchange for a maximum 20-year sentence.
Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com