ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The trial for the man accused of killing another on I-40 is set to begin Monday. Donald Duquette is accused of shooting and killing Jose Reuben Diaz in 2019 while he was driving along I-40 in his work truck.

According to a criminal complaint, Duquette says he smoked meth and marijuana that weekend. He also told investigators a wild story about trying to save a woman from being sold into slavery.

Proceedings are scheduled to begin Monday at 8:30 a.m.