ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Police Department investigated a homicide around 1 p.m. Monday on Ortiz Dr. near Zuni Rd. and San Mateo Blvd. Kristina Withrow and her 18-year-old son, Kristian Crespin, are facing charges for the shooting death.
According to a criminal complaint, Kristina claims she got into a dispute with another woman and gave a handgun to her son, and told him to shoot toward the woman. Police say Crespin fired three shots and one of them struck the victim. The victim was taken to a hospital, where she later died.
Withrow was arrested and booked into Metropolitan Detention Center. Crespin was arrested Tuesday afternoon at an apartment in northeast Albuquerque. They have both been charged with murder and conspiracy.
On April 6, 2023, APD identified the victim as Monique Garcia, 31.