Suspects in robbery, veteran’s murder still learning fate

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Attorneys for a woman charged in connection to a robbery that ended with a veteran murdered is fighting to get her case moved out of Albuquerque.

Police say Veronica Trimble was with Matthew Chavez in February when police say Chavez shot and killed Tyler Lackey during a robbery at an ATM. They fled and were caught in Oklahoma.

Trimble’s attorney asked Wednesday for the judge to lower her $25,000 cash only bond. The judge said no.

But says she will consider changing the venue because of the extensive media coverage.

Meanwhile, Tyler Lackey’s accused killer, Chavez was just sentenced to three years in prison in Oklahoma. He pleaded guilty to robbery charges.

Oklahoma police say while on the run after the murder, Chavez robbed a store there.

No word on when he’ll be sent back to Albuquerque to face murder charges. 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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