Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Christmas Double-Homicide Trial Begins.

Byline: Brendan Smith Journal Staff Writer

Deaths Linked To Drug Deal

On Christmas Day last year, a fight over drugs and money ended with the staccato blasts of gunfire and two men dead in a trailer in Chimayo.

The double-homicide trial for the only survivor of the gunfight 27-year-old Joe E. Martinez of Espanola began Tuesday in state district court in Santa Fe.

Martinez has told State Police his friend, 28-year-old Kenny Vaughn, and 40-year-old Tommy Medina shot each other while Vaughn and Martinez were beating Medina over a disputed debt in Vaughn's trailer in Chimayo. Both men bled to death in the trailer while Martinez fled the scene, but he later turned himself into police. …

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