Suspect pleads guilty in shooting death of Albuquerque teen

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A second person has pleaded guilty in the shooting that left Manzano High School student Jaydon Chavez-Silver dead in 2015.

Dominic Conyers pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and shooting into an occupied dwelling.

His trial was scheduled to begin Monday.

Conyers now faces 12 years in prison. He was facing several charges including murder and attempted murder.

Co-defendant Esias Madrid is also charged with first-degree murder in Chavez-Silver’s death.

Madrid is currently serving time for another killing and is scheduled to go on trial in September. 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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