Trial date set for man accused of murdering Albuquerque Army vet


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The man accused of killing an Army veteran in an ATM robbery learned Thursday he’ll stand trial a year from now.

Matthew Chavez
Matthew Chavez

Matthew Chavez is charged with the murder of 24-year-old Tyler Lackey. Lackey was shot as he tried to withdraw money from an ATM near Gibson and Yale last year.

Chavez was arrested a month after the crime at a casino in Oklahoma. He was being held on robbery charges there, and was just recently indicted and returned to New Mexico. 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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