Suspect in homeless man’s murder to remain behind bars

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The homeless man accused of murdering another man at Albuquerque park will remain behind bars. 

It happened Monday afternoon at Coronado Park near Second Street and Interstate-40. 

Bernest Benjamin and the other man exchanged punches before Benjamin hit the man in the head with a stick and killed him. 

Tuesday in court, Benjamin’s attorney argued it was self-defense and his client should be charged with involuntary manslaughter. 

However, Judge Rosemary Cosgrove-Aguilar kept the murder charges against him. 

The case was then transferred to district court to determine if he will be held without bond until trial. 

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