ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The state is fighting to keep a teenager accused of killing a woman his mother was arguing with behind bars until trial. It happened on Monday near Zuni and San Mateo.
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According to a criminal complaint, Kristina Withrow claims she gave a gun to her 18-year-old son, Kristian Crespin, and told him to shoot toward a woman she was arguing with. He fired three times, with one of those bullets hitting and killing the woman.
During Crespin’s first appearance Thursday, the state filed a preventative detention motion to try and keep him behind bars until trial. The case now heads to district court. Withrow is also awaiting a pretrial detention hearing.