- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 6, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A man accused in a fatal shooting in northwest Albuquerque over a $30 drug debt has been sentenced to 12 ½ years in prison.

Prosecutors say David Ulibarri also was sentenced Tuesday to five years of supervised probation for his role in the February 2015 killing of 43-year-old Paul Rael.

Ulibarri was one of three men charged in the case that authorities say involved a methamphetamine debt that Rael owed.

Rael’s two sons also were shot and wounded but survived.

Prosecutors say Ulibarri pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, abuse of a child and shooting at a dwelling.

One of the other defendants already has been sentenced to life in prison while another was sentenced last month to a 15-year prison term.

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