Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Man Suspected in Slaying Arrested.(Final)



Bernalillo County sheriff's detectives have arrested a man suspected of committing the county's first homicide of the year.

Investigators arrested Christopher Brown, 26, Monday on suspicion of killing Roy Lantis, 64, last week. Brown is charged with an open count of murder, Metropolitan Court records said.

Deputies found Lantis dead inside his Fourth NW apartment Sunday morning after a neighbor noticed a foul odor coming from his home, records said. Lantis was found with injuries to his head and a slit throat, records said.

Medical investigators said the body had been in the apartment two to four days. …

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