- Associated Press - Friday, October 20, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - An Albuquerque man convicted of killing two homeless men in 2014 was sentenced to 20 years in prison after a judge ruled he could be sentenced as an adult.

The Albuquerque Journal reported Thursday that 19-year-old Gilbert Tafoya pleaded guilty in 2015 to two counts of second-degree murder for the deaths of Kee Thompson and Allison Gorman.

The judge’s order says Tafoya and two others beat the men with various found objects, and they were “laughing and having fun” during the hour-long attack. They then stabbed the men.

Judge Briana Zamora says the attack “was a sustained, relentless torture of two defenseless men who did nothing to provoke the attack.”

Nathaniel Carillo and Alex Rios were previously convicted and sentenced for the men’s deaths.

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

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