Man convicted of 2nd-degree murder in fatal head-on wreck
Apr. 20, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Laguna Pueblo man with prior DWI convictions has been convicted of second-degree murder in a 2015 fatal head-on collision on the Sandia Pueblo Indian Reservation in the Albuquerque area.
The U.S. Attorney's Office says 35-year-old Jeffrey Antonio faces up to life in prison when sentenced on his conviction from a jury verdict Wednesday.
According to prosecutors, Antonio was driving a truck that swerved into oncoming traffic, injuring another vehicle's driver and killing the passenger on July 31, 2015.
Prosecutors also said a cold four-pack of beer in Antonio's truck was missing two cans, officers said Antonio smelled of alcohol and a blood test indicated Antonio had a blood-alcohol level of .19, over twice New Mexico's limit of .08.
Antonio had prior DWI convictions in 2008 and 2011.