- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 3, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A Taos Pueblo man has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and assault in a car crash that killed one passenger in his vehicle last year and seriously injured another.

Federal prosecutors say 27-year-old Keith E. Lucero entered his plea Wednesday in an Albuquerque court without a plea agreement.

Lucero was arrested last July in connection with a car accident in El Prado, New Mexico.

An indictment alleged that Lucero was driving under the influence of alcohol when the crash occurred on March 2, 2014.

Prosecutors say Lucero could be facing up to a 10-year federal prison term when he’s sentenced.

A federal judge will determine the sentence.

Lucero has been in federal custody since his arrest and remains detained pending his sentencing hearing, which has yet to be scheduled.



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