Albuquerque man accused of murdering neighbor found not guilty

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A jury has found an Albuquerque man not guilty for killing his neighbor. Prosecutors say Christopher Tabor shot and killed his neighbor Daniel Salazar in 2019 after a fight over a barking dog.

The incident happened near Second Street and Candelaria. The defense claims Tabor acted in self-defense.

However, police say evidence proves Tabor shot Salazar from behind a fence, sometime after the argument. The trial wrapped up on Wednesday. They also had the option of convicting him on second-degree murder and voluntary manslaughter, they also found him not guilty on those charges.

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