3 suspects indicted in death of Albuquerque man

murder indictments_731356

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Three people have been indicted in the death of a man whose mutilated body was found near the Rio Puerco.

Chase Smotherman and Mariah Ferry are facing first degree murder and other charges in the death of John Soyka.

Mitchell Overhand, who was convicted in the ’80s of killing his parents, is facing tampering with evidence and conspiracy in the case.

The trio was previously charged with the kidnapping of Soyka’s friend in August.

He told police they showed him a picture of Soyka’s sexually mutilated body in the back of a truck. Police found Soyka’s body a month later. 

Smotherman and Overhand were ordered detained until trial.

Ferry was released on a GPS monitor, but prosecutors plan to file a new request to have her detained in the murder case.

—-Send a Breaking News TipReport an error or typoLearn about the KRQE apps

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest Video

Now Trending on KRQE.com

Video Forecast

Connor's Sunday Evening Forecast

Thumbnail for the video titled "Connor's Sunday Evening Forecast"
More Weather Video Forecast

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss

The Series Ep2: Social Pressure ➞