ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Police Department are investigating a homicide in northeast Albuquerque. APD says Sunday night around 11 p.m. they were called to an apartment complex near Aspen Ave. and Carlisle Blvd. after reports of a disturbance.

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The caller told APD Julian Valenzuela had killed a woman staying with them in the apartment. When officers arrived, they found the woman severely beaten. The Albuquerque Fire Department rendered first aid but it was too late.

Several officers reported they heard Valenzuela say he messed up bu the declined an interview with detectives. He’s charged with an open count of murder.