Man convicted of murder in New Mexico arrested in Alaska

Shawn Popeleski
Shawn Popeleski

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A man convicted of murder for his role in the Torreon cabin murders is in trouble again in Alaska.

Shawn Popeleski, 40, has been living in Alaska. Back in 1995, 23-year-old Cassandra Sedillo and her boyfriend were shot to death in a cabin in Torreon.

Sedillo’s two sons, ages 3 and 4, were left to starve to death.

Popeleski was acquitted of killing the adults but charged with second-degree murder for the death of the two boys.

KTUU in Anchorage reports Popeleski was arrested last month. He was on probation for burglary.

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