Motive remains elusive as 14-year-old charged in Villanueva slayings

Motive remains elusive as 14-year-old charged in Villanueva slayings

From the Las Vegas Optic

A 14-year-old Las Vegas boy has been arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the February killings of two men from Villanueva.

Enrique Duran-Garcia was arrested March 8 in Albuquerque. During a March 10 detention hearing in District Court in Las Vegas, Duran-Garcia was ordered to be held at the Bernalillo County Juvenile Detention Center in Albuquerque.

New Mexico State Police confirmed Thursday the identities of the two men killed: Kevin A. Gutierrez, 32, and his father Guadalupe Gutierrez, 59.

Autopsy results showed Kevin had been shot five times and that Guadalupe had been stabbed six times and shot four times, according to an affidavit for arrest filed in District Court.

Both men were found dead inside a home in Villanueva Feb. 14 by a relative who’d gone to check on them after not seeing them for several days. The relative found the front door unlocked and spotted Guadalupe Gutierrez on the floor, surrounded in blood.

Upon searching the home, New Mexico State Police officers also located the body of Kevin Gutierrez. The home was in “disarray,” according to the affidavit, with blood, broken dishes and several 9 mm casings scattered around.