Albuquerque man convicted in fatal shooting of a young girl

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — An Albuquerque man has been convicted in the shooting death of an 8-year-old girl in 2013.

Prosecutors say David Candelaria Sr. was found guilty of first-degree murder and several assault and firearm charges Thursday.

They say he faces up to life in prison when he’s sentenced on Nov. 19.

Candelaria was accused of firing several rounds into a car outside the Alamosa Community Center in southwest Albuquerque in June 2013 following an argument with the girl’s family.

Authorities say Sunni Reza was sitting inside the vehicle with her father and uncle. She was fatally struck in the head by a bullet that went through the windshield.

Candelaria was indicted by a Bernalillo County grand jury in August 2013 and convicted after an eight-day jury trial. 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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