Albuquerque man pleads guilty in 2014 murder

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ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The suspect arrested for killing a man and dumping his body pleaded guilty Friday. Police say Danny Trujillo was one of two men who shot and killed Eloi Leyba last year.

Leyba’s body was found on the road to the Sandia Crest. According to a criminal complaint, the murder was sparked because of a fight over Leyba’s ex-girlfriend.

In court Friday, Trujillo pleaded guilty to 2nd degree murder and tampering with evidence. He is facing five to 15 year sentence.

At this time there has been no word on when he’ll be sentenced. 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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