The man accused of torturing and killing a 13-year-old boy has been sentenced to six years in prison for another crime.
Thomas Ferguson is accused of murdering his girlfriend’s son Jeremiah Valencia at their Nambe home.
Now, according to The Santa Fe New Mexican, Ferguson has been sentenced for violating probation in a 2014 domestic violence case.
An arrest warrant was issued for Ferguson in November, just days before Valencia’s death, but he wasn’t jailed until January.
Valencia’s mother, Tracy Pena, and Ferguson’s son Jordan Nunez, are also facing charges for the boy’s murder and abuse.