Man faces judge after ‘dog tells him’ to shoot girlfriend

Matthew Gonzales
Matthew Gonzales

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – An Albuquerque man will go to prison for shooting his ex-girlfriend last year.

Matthew Gonzales told police his neighbor’s dog told him to do it.

It happened after he saw his ex-girlfriend update her relationship status to “single” on social media and got angry. She did survive.

In court on Monday, the judge sentenced Gonzales to 12 years in prison. 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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