ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty in one death and no-contest in another under an agreement calling for him to serve 28 years in prison and to help Albuquerque police find one victim’s body.
The Albuquerque Journal (http://ow.ly/vRpxK ) reports that 34-year-old Chris Blattner recently pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the death of 62-year-old Kathy Paquin.
He had been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Paquin, who went missing in 2012.
In another case, Blattner pleaded no-contest to second-degree murder of George Orozco in 2007.
U.S. Secret Service agents learned that Blattner and his wife had secretly withdrawn $63,000 from Paquin’s bank account, including $25,000 over five days after Paquin disappeared.
Blattner still faces federal drug charges