Accused killer makes court appearance

Steven Stewart (KRQE News 13)
Steven Stewart (KRQE News 13)

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The accused killer of a man whose burnt body was found inside a car made an appearance in court Sunday.

Homicide detectives say Steven Stewart shot and killed twenty-year-old Nelson Bednorz.

Police found Bednorz dead inside the trunk of his partially burned silver sedan last November in northeast Albuquerque.

Stewart is charged with murder, tampering with evidence and arson. His bond was set at $250,000 cash only. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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