ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A man was sentenced for his role in the deadly shooting of a stranded motorist two years ago.
In August, Erick Garcia pleaded guilty to kidnapping a minor who witnessed another man, Edgar Camacho, killing her brother near Route 66 Casino in September of 2021.
Investigators said the victim’s car had broken down when Garcia and Camacho offered to help before shooting him and forcing the young girl inside their car. Camacho was sentenced to 25 years in prison.
On Monday, Garcia was given nine years for second-degree kidnapping, three years for another count, and nine years for aggravated burglary but will only serve 14 years in prison. He will be supervised for five years after his release, and he has to pay restitution as well.