Montoya pleads not guilty

November 15, 2011 • Local News

Mario Montoya, 23, pleaded not guilty to charges of murder in the first degree, tampering with evidence and felon in possession of a firearm in 5th District Court, Monday morning.

The charges stem from the alleged revenge killing of Jericole Coleman, 21, on Aug. 22 at the intersection of Ash and Albuquerque streets.

Coleman turned State’s evidence on a previous case where Montoya was charged with shooting at an occupied dwelling and tampering with evidence during an incident that occurred in April 2008.

Coleman was arrested for the same incident. He appealed his conviction in May 2011. Login to read more

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