Man who hurt Albuquerque police officer with stun gun sentenced to six years

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George Baca

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A crook who used a stun gun on a police officer bought himself a couple extra years in prison by pulling a disappearing act.

On Friday, George Baca was sentenced for the attack and he got more time than he was expecting.

After giving Baca a plea deal, the state took it back.

“So the sentencing agreement for the four year cap is void,” said a prosecutor.

That’s because Baca vanished months before he could be sentenced.

He was in court Friday after Belen police pulled him over last month and realized he was a wanted man.

“The state is asking that you sentence Mr. Baca to six years in the Department of Corrections,” said a prosecutor.

It was in December 2014 when Baca used a stun gun on a blind man during a robbery. Video shows Baca then use that same stun gun to wack an Albuquerque Police Department officer in the face on a city bus.

Friday, the man who was robbed spoke in court.

“It just seems like he just keeps getting more and more opportunities and when is it enough,” said the man.

Baca’s attorney asked the judge for three years behind bars. His attorney said shortly after the 2014 incident, Baca’s girlfriend overdosed.

“The loss, he didn’t fully comprehend that loss and it was too much for him,” said the attorney.

Baca also apologized to the man he robbed.

“I really am sorry,” said Baca in court.

But because of Baca’s no-show court appearances and drug use, the judge ruled in the state’s favor.

“Unfortunately, you showed me which direction to go,” said Judge Alisa Hadfield.

The judge sentenced Baca to six years.

 

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