Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Killer Sentenced To 14 Years in Prison.(New Mexico & Metro)

Byline: Journal Staff and Wire Reports


A Shiprock man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for the second-degree murder of a man beaten so severely that bones in his head shattered and part of his ear was severed.

Besides the prison term, U.S. District Judge C. LeRoy Hansen also ordered Raymond Jones, 41, to pay $2,441 in restitution to the family of Thomas Briggs, 46. Briggs, who also had been stabbed, died in the parking lot of a Shiprock convenience store in June 1997.

Jones was convicted of second-degree murder in a retrial in June. …

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