ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 26-year-old Salvadoran immigrant faces 40 years in pris on for the accidental killing of a cook during a 2009 robbery of a Denny’s Restaurant in Albuquerque.
Marvin Aguilar-Lopez was sentenced Wednesday on convictions for felony murder and armed robbery for the holdup in which 34-year-old Stephanie Anderson was killed.
The Albuquerque Journal http://bit.ly/15P0y0F ) reports that police said Aguilar-Lopez’s gun discharged when he tripped as he and two other masked men entered the restaurant.
The bullet ricocheted off a door and struck Anderson.
During the sentencing, Aguilar-Lopez and his lawyer read a letter in which the defendant apologized to Anderson’s family and said they didn’t deserve to suffer.
Another man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison in the killing and a third is a fugitive.