Man arrested for allegedly murdering woman

KIRTLAND, N.M. (KRQE) – A man has been arrested for allegedly murdering a woman in San Juan County.

Deputies arrived to a home on the 200 block of County road 3050 and found 69-year-old Karen Cugnini shot to death. Her Ford truck had been stolen.

The truck was later found in Kirtland along with the suspect, 50-year-old Rick Stallings.

Deputies believe Stallings was robbing Cugnini and she walked in on him.

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