Albuquerque woman accused of murder heads to trial

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Despite her efforts to get her murder case thrown out, an Albuquerque woman is headed to trial next week.

Evonne Jaramillo and her boyfriend, Craig Smith, are accused of murdering Smith’s aunt, 86-year-old Josephina Ortega, in her home in 2017. On Friday, Jaramillo’s attorneys tried to get her charges dismissed, or at least get the prosecutor thrown off the case, claiming he improperly shared her private statements with Smith and his attorney.

Judge Brett Loveless denied those requests. Jaramillo’s trial is set to begin Tuesday.

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