Murder suspect released from jail on ankle monitoring

Crime

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – One of the two men accused of killing a teenager has been released with an ankle monitor.

21-year-olds Matthew Wood and Everton McNab are charged with the shooting death of 17-year-old Noah Tafoya at an Albuquerque Apartment complex in September. Investigators say it was a gun purchase gone wrong.

On Monday, the state argued it was actually an attempted robbery and that Wood is a threat to the community but Judge Charles Brown ruled there wasn’t enough evidence to prove that.

“It’s clear the defendant was present when this happened, but even his own admission was he went with the other guy because the other guy was going to purchase a firearm. He doesn’t know what happened in the car. He wasn’t in it,” said Judge Brown.

The second suspect, Everton McNab was also due in court but his hearing was reset.

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