Accused murderer back behind bars after leaving halfway house

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A man accused of murdering his sister is back behind bars after deputies say he took off from a halfway house. The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office says Lee Jensen admitted to shooting Chris Neal in the head at an east mountain home in November.


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The 77-year-old told investigators the two had a contentious relationship and he was angry at her. Jensen was released into a recovery program in late July but deputies say he disappeared less than a month later. They tracked him down at an Albuquerque motel. the state is pushing to keep him locked up until trial.

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