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.