ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An Albuquerque man took a plea deal Tuesday in a 2017 murder where he stabbed a cab driver with a sword. Victor Ortiz pleaded guilty to two charges in court Tuesday afternoon, second-degree murder and larceny.


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Ortiz was arrested in July 2017 for killing cab driver Khalil Jabbour near Coal and University, then stealing Jabbour’s gun. He faces 13 years with three years probation; that’s with one year added for being a habitual offender.

Ortiz will be sentenced within the next 10 days.