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18-year-old convicted in shooting to be sentenced as adult

June 12, 2019

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man who was convicted for his role in a deadly drive-by shooting that occurred when he was 15 will be sentenced as an adult.

The Albuquerque Journal reports the ruling Tuesday by Judge Daniel Ramczyk means 18-year-old Carlos Alires will not be sentenced under the juvenile system where he could have been released when he turns 21.

The judge said he does not believe that Alires will receive “some kind of magic bullet treatment” to turn him into a “law abiding, safe, functioning individual” within the next two year.

Alires and others were convicted in the death of 18-year-old Aliyah Garcia.

Alires’ attorney, David Serna, says the ruling was a disappointment and a shock. He plans to file an appeal.

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Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com

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