Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Man Pleads Innocent in Las Vegas Slayings.

Byline: Journal Staff Report

A man has been charged with two open counts of murder in what a district attorney called a drug-related killing of a Las Vegas, N.M., couple early Sunday morning.

Solomon Chavez, 19, entered innocent pleas to the murder charges at an arraignment Monday before San Miguel County Magistrate Judge Leo Gonzalez.

Chavez also pleaded innocent to a third charge of tampering with evidence, also stemming from the execution-style killing of Johnny Salazar, 29, and his girlfriend, Michelle Sandoval, 18.

Gonzalez also ordered Chavez held without bond at the San Miguel County jail.

District Attorney Matt Sandoval said Monday the killings are drug-related but declined to provide details. …

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