Teen connected to Albuquerque man’s murder appears in court

Andrew Hubler

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A judge is deciding whether a teen should be punished as an adult for his role in an Albuquerque bartender’s murder.

Andrew Hubler is one of six teens charged in the case.

Steve Gerecke, was killed in his driveway in 2015 when Hubler’s friend opened fire, while the teens were breaking into cars.

In court Monday, the defense argued he’s amenable to treatment and has shown progress since his arrest nearly two years ago. Meanwhile, the state argued Hubler should be doing more.

“True, he completed his GED, but he did not continue on with that. He did exactly what he needed to do to stay out of trouble and nothing more,” prosecutor Kevin Holmes said.

“This is a child who I think has done more than the bare minimum given his circumstances,” defense attorney Megan Mitsunaga said.

If sentenced as an adult, Hubler faces up to 21 years in prison. No word on when a judge will make a decision.

KRQE.com 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.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s