Man found guilty in Albuquerque homeowner’s murder

Tyler Hernandez
Tyler Hernandez

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A man who killed an Albuquerque homeowner during a car burglary has been found guilty of murder.

Tyler Hernandez and Craig Whited were breaking into cars in Four Hills in 2015 when 55-year-old William McKinley confronted them.

Whited said it was Hernandez who stabbed McKinley after a fight. Whited later pleaded guilty to lesser charges and is serving five years.

Hernandez faces life in prison and will be sentenced in August. 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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