ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The man accused of a January murder in Albuquerque made his first appearance in court Saturday. Bobby Lopez, 27, is accused of shooting and killing Anjel Varela during a drug deal at the Skyline Apartments on Louisiana near Lomas.

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Albuquerque police say Lopez is a member of the Los Padillas gang. The state has filed a motion to keep Lopez behind bars until trial. The case will now go to district court.