By Marty Mayfield
Anthony Garcia was found guilty by a Colfax County jury on March 10, 2016 and was sentenced in his murder case to 21 years on May 24, 2016.
Garcia was found guilty on one count of second degree murder (count 1), three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (counts 2, 4 and 5) and shooting at a dwelling or occupied building (count 6). The jury acquitted Garcia on one count of aggravated assault (count 3) and the original charges of child abuse were dropped.
According to the judgement and sentence order the jury sentenced Garcia to 15 years with an additional one year for the firearms enhancement for a total of 16 years on the murder charge and two-year’s probation. Garcia was also sentenced to 2 1/5 years for each of the aggravated assault charges. Counts one, two and four will run consecutively while counts five and six will run concurrently and will run concurrently with counts one, two and four for a total of 21 years.
Colfax County Sheriff’s office transported Garcia to Los Lunas where he will enter the New Mexico Department of Corrections where he will remain for at least 18 years before he is eligible for parole. (Link to Judgement & Sentencing for Anthony Garcia D-809-CR-201400150)
Anthony Garcia was involved in the shooting death of Kevin Garcia. Visitto read the original story
Steven Garcia, Jr. was also sentenced to jail time in April 2016 after pleading guilty to aggravated assault upon a peace officer (count 1), aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (count 5, and 7) and five counts of shooting at or from a motor vehicle (counts 9, 10, 11, 12, 13). Counts two, three four and eight were dismissed by the district attorney based on a plea deal. The DA also held the firearms enhancements with the right to invoke them should the defendant violate his parole or probation.
Garcia received three years for count one and 18 months each for the remaining charges. The sentences with run consecutively for a total of 15 years. Three years were suspended leaving Garcia with 12 years and then will serve two years of probation. Should the defendant violate his probation the firearms enchantments will be invoked adding to his jail time. (Link to Judgment and Sentence-& Commitment to DOC Steven Garcia D-809-CR-201500008)
Steven Garcia was involved in a shooting spree where he was shooting at vehicles.