TAOS, N.M. (KRQE) – A Taos man is facing murder charges for the shooting death of his girlfriend. According to a criminal complaint, Julian Sandoval called 911 late Friday night and told deputies his girlfriend Ramona Sandoval, who came at him with a bat so he shot her.

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When deputies arrived, Ramona was found dead on the floor of the bedroom. Sandoval is charged with murder, aggravated battery, and assault.