ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An accused killer is now back on the streets after the state dropped the ball.
Police say 24-year-old Jacob Lopez beat 62-year-old Donald Deloach so severely he later died.
Lopez was charged with murder, but was found incompetent to stand trial.
The state placed him in a behavioral health institute where he was found to be dangerous.
Department of Health officails had two months to file the paperwork, but they missed the deadline and a judge threw out the case.
Lopez was released from MDC Tuesday night around 9:00.