ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A jury has convicted the man who kidnapped his girlfriend’s young daughter from her Albuquerque home, triggering a nationwide Amber Alert. Mario Jose Rodriguez was arrested in 2011 after police caught up with him and the three year old girl at the Route 66 Hotel and Casino.
The child was found safe. Rodriguez took the child from an apartment after throwing the girl’s aunt from the second story balcony when she tried to stop him. Rodriguez faces up to 21 years behind bars when he’s sentenced.