Suspect faces murder charge after fatally beating man with tree branch

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Police have arrested a man who reportedly admitted to killing another man Monday during a dispute. The Albuquerque Police Department reports that 50-year-old Keith Bird beat another man using a tree branch during a fight in an alley.


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Keith Bird

APD states that Bird told police that he arrived in Albuquerque on Monday afternoon and later purchased alcohol and drank with some friends near Central Ave. and Girard Blvd. Bird reportedly told authorities that he got into an argument with one of the men and went to an alley west of Girard to fight.

He allegedly told police that he beat the other man with a tree branch and with his fists until he noticed people walking in the alley. Bird has been charged with an open count of murder and has been booked into the Metropolitan Detention Center.

The victim has not been positively identified.

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