ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The United States Attorney’s Office says 45-year-old Robert “Fat Head” Padilla and 49-year-old Gary Coca killed a man in Las Vegas, New Mexico in 2019 after he provided information to law enforcement. They say Padilla is a known drug dealer, trafficking cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl.


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Investigators say Padilla also used physical force against another witness in an attempt the keep him quiet about the drug dealing and murder. Both are now facing federal charges and a possible life sentence. They will remain locked up until trial.