Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Arrest Made in Fatal Stabbing.

Byline: S.U. Mahesh Journal Staff Writer

Police: Suspect, Victim in Feud

A homeless man apparently fearing for his life in an ongoing feud with another homeless man decided to end the problem by killing him first, police said.

Luis Lopez-Cota has been charged with an open count of murder, aggravated battery and tampering with evidence in connection with the stabbing death of Cruz Montoya Montez and the stabbing of his brother, Pablo Montoya Montez, late Saturday night, according to a criminal complaint.

Lopez-Cota, 33, was arraigned Monday before a Santa Fe County magistrate and is being held without bond at the county jail.

The homicide investigation has not concluded and more arrests are possible, Santa Fe Police Deputy Chief Beverly Lennen said Monday. …

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