Donovan King and his friend, Justin Mark, killed 40-year-old Kevin Lossiah after breaking into his apartment.
After beating Lossiah with a stick and rock, the pair robbed him.
Mark was also sentenced to live in prison.
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The Lobos and Aggies will have meeting 211 in their rivalry series Wednesday night in Las Cruces.
The Academy Chargers upset the Sandia Matadors and Cibola's Kevin Saiz caught fire in his team's game against Albuquerque High, two of many games on the high school basketball schedule Tuesday night.
A thief stole a trailer holding $40,000 of equipment and donated toys from an Albuquerque church over the holiday weekend.
Dangerous chemical weapons abandoned in Panama by the U.S. in the 1940s won't be headed for New Mexico, a Defense Department spokesperson told News 13 on Tuesday.
A video encouraging students at a high school in Albuquerque to enroll in clubs and sports is racking up views on YouTube.