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. 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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