ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An Albuquerque man who is accused of a fatal hit-and-run crash in Uptown faced a judge on Monday.
According to a criminal complaint, officers were called to Louisiana and Indian School on October 6 about a man found dead on the road.
They determined a green car was involved after receiving a tip that led them to track it to a home in northeast Albuquerque.
Police believe Jamphal Wangyal was driving after he told a family member he was in a car crash. He is charged with homicide by vehicle.
Prosecutors, during a pretrial detention hearing, pointed to his 15-year criminal history and record of failing to comply with conditions of release
Judge Stanley Whittaker decided to grant the State’s motion, meaning Wangyal will stay behind bars until trial.