- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 22, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - An Albuquerque man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for possession of firearms in connection with drug trafficking crimes.

U.S. District Judge James O. Browning sentenced 38-year-old Christopher Blattner on Tuesday and ordered that Blattner’s 30-year sentence run consecutively to a 28-year sentence Blattner is already serving.

Blattner received the 28-year sentence on convictions for second-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter and aggravated assault on a peace officer.

Federal officials said Blattner was prosecuted as part of an initiative targeting violent, repeat offenders.

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