SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) - Santa Fe police have arrested a man in a murder committed near Rosario Cemetery.
Orlando Yazzie, 37, is charged in the beating death of Mark Ginnel, 55. He was arrested Wednesday morning.
A cemetery worker spotted Ginnel's body next to an arroyo just outside the grounds Tuesday morning.
According to police Yazzie said he had been drinking with Ginnel in the arroyo when the two got into a fight at about 3 p.m. Monday. Yazzie continued drinking and left the area returning a few hours later when he repeatedly kicked Ginnel in the head, police said.
Yazzie, a Native American who also goes by Red Eyes, told investigators he became upset after Ginnel called him "a cheap Indian."
Police said both men were believed to be homeless.
Yazzie, who has been arrested by Santa Fe police 28 times since 2010, is being held on a $1 million cash bond on an open count of murder.
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