Jan. 24—A pass judgement on sentenced Anthony Aragon on Monday to 6 years in jail for serving to cover the our bodies of 2 teenage boys tortured and shot to dying in 2018.
Aragon, 39, pleaded responsible Dec. 7 to 2 counts of tampering with proof and a 3rd rely of conspiracy for burying the men’ our bodies in a far off space west of Rio Rancho.
3 different males speculated to have killed Collin Romero, 15, and Ahmed Lateef, 14, are scheduled to face trial in August.
Stephen Goldman Jr., 22, Jimmie Atkins, 25, and Julio Almentero, 18, every had been charged with two counts of first-degree homicide, 3 counts of kidnapping, two counts of armed theft and different fees within the boys’ deaths.
All over a sentencing listening to on Monday, Collin’s mom informed Aragon she spent 10 days looking out the West Mesa for her son’s stays earlier than searchers discovered the our bodies.
“I used to be on my arms and knees, crawling round other spaces in the midst of the West Mesa,” Amanda Kimbrel stated.
“I used to be sniffing mounds of freshly overturned Earth, sniffing for a touch of decaying our bodies,” she stated. “Do you recognize I might nonetheless be doing that nowadays had you been a success at hiding my son and Ahmed?”
Aragon apologized for his position within the killings earlier than he used to be sentenced.
“I need everybody who loves them to understand that I’m so sorry,” Aragon stated. “I take complete accountability for what I did. I will by no means make it proper however I will, and I can, be a greater individual.”
After burying the our bodies, Aragon fled to Las Vegas, Nevada, the place he dedicated 3 armed robberies in 3 days, in step with Nevada courtroom data.
He pleaded responsible in Nevada in 2019 to more than one counts of theft with a perilous weapon and used to be sentenced to between six and 15 years in jail, in step with a Nevada Court docket of Appeals opinion upholding the conviction.
In handing down Aragon’s sentence on Monday, 2d Judicial District Court docket Pass judgement on Alisa Hart ordered Aragon’s New Mexico sentence to run consecutive to his Nevada sentence.
Aragon informed Albuquerque police that Goldman known as him in the hunt for assist the day the 2 boys had been killed, in step with a felony criticism.
Aragon met Goldman, Atkins and Almentero at a West Aspect motel and used to be informed that the our bodies of the 2 boys had been within the trunk of a white Buick, in step with the criticism.
Aragon and Atkins drove the Buick to the West Mesa the place they “dumped” the our bodies, the criticism stated. The 2 returned days later and buried the our bodies out of worry that searchers would to find them, it stated.