Judges sets new competency hearing date for 14-year-old charged with murder

Matthew Jaramillo
Matthew Jaramillo

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A judge has decided the teen accused of killing a man by running him over with a car is not ready to stand trial.

Police say 14-year-old Matthew Jaramillo stole an SUV and picked up a prostitute back in May. They say he was parked near an apartment complex when 46-year-old Richard Sisneros told him to move his car. That’s when police say Jaramillo ran the man over and dragged him down the street.

Jaramillo, now charged with murder, is being held at a treatment facility in Detroit. At a competency hearing Monday, Jaramillo’s attorney said the teen is being bullied at that facility, and it’s preventing him from getting proper treatment.

The judge said those safety concerns need to be addressed before Jaramillo can be deemed competent to stand trial, and suggested possibly moving him to another facility.

A new competency hearing has been set for February.

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