Man pleads guilty for role in Albuquerque crime spree

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An Albuquerque man arrested last year for a series of crimes across the city has accepted a plea deal.

Matthew Delena pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder for the incidents in August and September 2018. Delena and three others are connected to drug-related shootings that killed one man and left a second paralyzed.

Delena’s agreement means he will serve 17 years in prison in exchange for testifying against others charged in the case.

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