Mother of teen accused of killing friend found guilty

Loretta Villalobos
Loretta Villalobos

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (KRQE) – The mother of a teen accused of killing his 12-year-old friend was found guilty Wednesday.

Loretta Villalobos is charged with child abuse resulting in death for not keeping a closer eye on her son, Brandon Villalobos, who is accused of killing 12-year-old Alex Madrid.

Loretta was found guilty on all counts. She faces up to 18 years for child abuse and one and a half years for each charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

At a hearing last month, a judge required the teen to seek treatment first, which could take up to nine months.

 

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