Man previously acquitted in homicide trial arrested on new charges

Man previously acquitted in homicide trial arrested on new charges

From the Las Vegas Optic

A Las Vegas man once acquitted of first-degree murder has been charged with multiple felonies for allegedly attacking a man with a gun. Weeks later, the man he’s accused of attacking was charged with multiple felonies in a separate incident.

Eric L. Vigil, now 38, was acquitted on two counts of first-degree murder during a September 2013 trial. Vigil had been accused of being involved in the 2007 shooting deaths of two New Mexico Highlands University students.

Las Vegas Police now accuse Vigil of choking, beating and pointing a gun at Donald J. Abreu, 21, of Las Vegas. Police also allege Vigil was aided by 29-year-old Alexiaray M. Archuleta, of Las Vegas, according to court documents.

Charges were filed against Vigil and Archuleta on May 5. Archuleta was arrested that night, and an arrest warrant was issued for Vigil, who was arrested May 19.