Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Man Pleads Guilty in Killing: May Face 35 Years.(West Side Journal)

Byline: Rory McClannahan Journal Staff Writer


A Bernalillo man could face up to 35 years in prison in connection with the May 2002 killing of 26-year-old Paul C. Sanchez of Rio Rancho.

Scott Dante, 26, pleaded guilty June 20 to second-degree murder, conspiracy to commit aggravated battery, kidnapping, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, tampering with evidence, conspiracy to tamper with evidence, arson and conspiracy to commit arson. Dante also had been charged with robbery, being an accessory to a crime and several other conspiracy charges. Three other suspects also had been charged in connection with Sanchez's death -- Leroy Doody, Andrew Dominguez and Jacqueline Martin. …

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