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.