Albuquerque man is indicted in fatal stabbing

Ricardo Villanueva-Cordova
Ricardo Villanueva-Cordova was indicted for the murder of his neighbor.

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) – An Albuquerque man accused of fatally stabbing a neighbor over a dispute about a barking dog has been indicted.

Prosecutors say 33-year-old Ricardo Villanueva-Cordova is facing charges of first-degree murder and kidnapping.

A Bernalillo County grand jury issued a warrant for his arrest Monday.

Customers of an Albuquerque gasoline station called 911 on June 18, 2013 to report seeing a man being repeatedly stabbed.

The suspect fled the scene in a pickup truck and 27-year-old Michael S. Sanchez later died at a hospital.

Witnesses relayed the vehicle’s license plate to police, who tracked down Villanueva-Cordova at his home.

Police say Sanchez had a long-standing dispute over the Villanueva-Cordova family’s dog, which was found badly injured earlier on June 18.

Villanueva-Cordova accused Sanchez of running the dog over with a car. 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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