Albuquerque Man Receives Second Life Sentence for Cayla Campos Murder

An Albuquerque man has been handed his second life sentence for the murder of Cayla Campos. The sentencing, announced on Friday, underscores the severity of the crime that shook the community in October 2019.

The convicted individual, 25-year-old Juan Carlos Hernandez, was found guilty of fatally shooting Campos while she was playing Pokémon Go near Bianchetti Park. Campos, 21, was in her car with a friend when she witnessed a robbery in progress as per to the official source of Yahoo

Attempting to flee the scene, she was struck by gunfire, resulting in her tragic death.

Hernandez had already been serving a life sentence for unrelated charges when the new sentence was imposed.

The court emphasized the heinous nature of his actions and the lasting impact on Campos’ family and the community.

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“Justice has been served for Cayla Campos, but no sentence can bring back the light that was lost,” said District Attorney Raul Torrez. “This ruling ensures that Hernandez will remain behind bars for the rest of his life.”

Campos’ family expressed relief at the verdict, hoping it brings a measure of closure. The case highlights the ongoing issues of violence in the city and the community’s resilience in seeking justice.

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