ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Samson Traub changed his plea Monday in the killing of Carlos Montoya in 2020. Traub, 22, pleaded “no contest” to beating Montoya to death at a gas station on Jefferson.
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Traub made the same plea to a charge of armed robbery. He faces up to six years in prison.
The fight between Traub and the victim is believed to have started over a stolen bottle of alcohol Traub reportedly sold to Montoya. Sentencing has not yet been scheduled.