New Mexico man arrested for cousin’s murder


Alex Pacheco

MORA, N.M. (KRQE) – A Mora man has been arrested for the murder of his own cousin.

Witnesses say Alex Pacheco shot his cousin, Ben Montoya Jr., and his partner, J.J. Jennings, after a fight over the care of their elderly family member. They say the anger had been brewing for some time.

Pacheco is charged with second-degree murder and other charges.

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