ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – William Baca pled guilty to the 2019 killing of his girlfriend Annette Armijo. Baca told police he did it in self-defense claiming Armijo tried to kill him. Prosecutors say her injuries show Baca stabbed and hit her more than 40 times while she was lying in bed.

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Armijo’s family and prosecutors asked for a maximum sentence of 15 years but the judge gave him 12 years. Baca must also pay restitution to Armijo’s family and have no contact with them.