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11:44 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Man Convicted Of Killing At Alamogordo Restaurant

A jury has convicted a 20-year-old man of murder in the 2011 shooting death of a woman in the parking lot of a busy Burger King in Alamogordo.

Jonathan Montoya, who was 18 years old when 33-year-old Shavon Twitty was killed, was convicted Monday of murder, shooting from a vehicle and tampering with evidence.

The Alamogordo Daily News reported that the jury couldn't reach a verdict on one conspiracy charge and acquitted Montoya of another.

Prosecutors say Montoya and two other people — Melissa Mathis and Alexis Torres — shot Twitty after she ended a relationship with Mathis.

Torres awaits trial. Mathis pleaded no contest in May to second-degree felony murder.

Montoya's mental capacity was called into question during the trial.

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