Victim’s family speaks out after Albuquerque woman’s arrest in murder case

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Christy Vasquez

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A victim’s family says a woman hired someone to kill her fiance, and they don’t understand why.

Christy Vasquez, 40, is charged with killing Raymond Gutierrez in northwest Albuquerque.

Gutierrez was found shot dead in his car in 2015. Two years later, police say they’ve solved the crime and arrested Vasquez.

“Ever since she came into his life it was all downhill. His house got broken into, different things ever since she came along,” the victim’s sister, Lucia Sprunk, said.

Sprunk says Vasquez’s mom testified in court last week that Vasquez confessed to her. However, who she hired to murder Gutierrez has not been arrested.

Court documents in the case are sealed to protect witnesses. 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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