Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Man Accused In Cousin's Shooting Death.(Final)

Byline: Chris Vogel Journal Staff Writer

* Relatives say he blamed victim for his brother's suicide

Family members of Marcus Marquez say the 19-year-old blamed his relatives for the suicide of his brother earlier this week. That may be why Marquez shot and killed one cousin and wounded another early Thursday morning, they said in court records.

Albuquerque police arrested Marquez and charged him with first-degree murder, attempting to commit first-degree murder and tampering with evidence, Metropolitan Court records said.

Police were dispatched to the 1700 block of Wilmore SE just before 1 a.m. Thursday and found Marquez's cousin, James Griego, 23, dead from an apparent gunshot wound. …

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