For Immediate Release
Monday March 27, 2017
Contact: Michael P. Patrick, (505) 908-8591
ALBUQUERQUE - Today, Mario Talavera received an 11 year sentence for his involvement in the 2008 murder of Danny Baca.
The sentence was handed down by Bernalillo District Court judge Cindy Leos.
Talavera assisted kidnappers by driving Baca to the Pajarito Mesa where another suspect shot Baca more than 30 times.
Prosecutors asked for 15 years in the case.
Talavera admitted he burned Baca's body following the shooting.
One other suspect and the shooter remain at large.