Samantha Garcia Sentence

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, June 27 , 2017
Contact: Michael P. Patrick, (505) 908-8591

June 27, 2017 -  Samantha Garcia was sentenced to 12 years followed by 5 years probation for her role in the murder of her ex-boyfriend, Eloi Leyba. Garcia solicited the murder by lying to co-defendant, Danny Trujillo saying her daughter was raped by Leyba. An investigation by Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office determined the daughter was never raped. Garcia pleaded guilty to second degree murder, criminal solicitation to commit second degree murder and conspiracy. Danny Trujillo, the shooter, received 15 years for the murder of Elon Leyba in 2014.