Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Beating Leaves Man, 83, Dead.(Final)

Byline: Chris Vogel Journal Staff Writer

* 23-year-old charged in bloody assault on elderly dog-walker

Albuquerque police say it appears an 83-year-old man was beaten to death while taking his Chihuahua for an evening walk.

Isaac Barreras, 23, was arrested in the fatal beating of Carl Kopp, which occurred Thursday night outside Kopp's Figueroa NE apartment. Barreras is charged with an open count of murder and tampering with evidence, Metropolitan Court records said.

When informed that Kopp was in his 80s, Barreras was reported as telling police, "It was self-defense. I didn't mean to hit him. I knew he was old."

On Friday, a woman walking Kopp's dog, who identified herself only as a neighbor, was in tears. …

Log in to your account to read this article – and millions more.