Albuquerque man accused of killing panhandler to appear in court

Albuquerque News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An Albuquerque man accused of murdering a panhandler is expected in court on Monday. Police say 21-year-old Isaiah Luna drove up to a homeless man at the intersection of 98th St. and Central Ave. over the weekend.


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Luna allegedly shot the victim, 56-year-old David Hart. Police say he took off after the shooting, but later came back to the scene with his mom. Officers say he claimed self-defense because Hart had hit him. But after reviewing surveillance video, and witness statements, they saw no evidence of this and charged Luna with first-degree murder.

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