- Associated Press - Friday, May 8, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - After three years of legal battles, a man has pleaded no contest and will face up to life in prison for the 2012 slaying of his girlfriend and her nephew.

The Albuquerque Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1Egol6j ) that Brian Pulliam changed his plea in District Court Thursday. His trial was scheduled to start next week. Sentencing is scheduled for next Thursday.

Prosecutors say Pulliam shot 20-year-old Kirsten Landeau and her nephew 16-year-old Dillon Cearfoss in a northeast Albuquerque neighborhood. His trial was set

The plea agreement calls for him to serve the sentences on both crimes concurrently - life, or a minimum of 30 years.

Authorities say Pulliam is a member of the Aryan Nation white supremacist and previously served a prison sentence for attempted murder.


Information from: Albuquerque Journal, https://www.abqjournal.com

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