New Mexico brothers sentenced for fatal stabbing

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FRUITLAND, N.M. (KRQE) – Two New Mexico brothers involved in a 2015 fatal stabbing have been sentenced.

Elijah and Michael Shirley killed Brandon Blueeyes after forcing their way into the 30-year-old victim’s home. They stabbed him and his father.

Elijah was sentenced to 10 years. Michael was sentenced to five years.

A third brother, Maynard Shirley also pleaded guilty to being an accessory. He’s scheduled to be sentenced next month.

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