Mother of teen murder suspect to begin 21-year prison sentence

Loretta Villalobos
Loretta Villalobos

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (KRQE) – The mother of a teen murder suspect is headed to prison Thursday night.

Thursday, a judge sentenced Loretta Villalobos to 21 years in prison for child abuse resulting in death and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

In 2014, then 15-year-old Brandon Villalobos was arrested for beating 12-year-old Alex Madrid to death in Meadow Lake.

Loretta Villalobos was found guilty of the charges in December for knowing her son was violent and not doing anything about it.

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