Man who shot himself in leg sentenced for being in possession of a firearm

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A man accused of shooting himself in the leg will spend three years behind bars. Federal officials say 27-year-old Elijio Saenz was sentenced for being a felon in possession of a firearm which he pleaded guilty to in April.


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According to the plea agreement, in November of 2019, after Saenz shot himself in the leg, authorities found a gun in his home. When this happened, he had two previous felony convictions for child abuse and a warrant for his arrest because he violated his probation, so he was arrested.

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