Man guilty in deaths of ABQ woman, child


ALBUQUERQUE (AP) – A man has been convicted of killing a woman and her infant son in 2010 before setting their southwest Albuquerque home on fire. Jurors found 26-year-old Jesus Joaquin Arredondo Soto guilty Thursday on two counts of first-degree murder, abuse of a child resulting in death, tampering with evidence and unlawful taking of a motor vehicle.

Prosecutors say Arredondo Soto faces up to two life prison terms when he’s sentenced Oct. 29.

Albuquerque police say Arredondo Soto went to the home of 21-year-old Yuriko Santana-Hernandez in August 2010 with the intention of robbing her.

Arredondo Soto was accused of fatally stabbing the woman, slashing the throat of her 1-year-old son and then setting the mobile home on fire.

He stole a vehicle and fled to Mexico, where he was later captured. 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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