- Associated Press - Thursday, March 8, 2018

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A New Mexico Supreme Court ruling upholds a man’s convictions in a 2013 robbery killing of an Albuquerque jewelry store employee.

The justices’ unanimous decision Thursday turns down Manuel Gardner’s appeal of his convictions for first-degree murder and armed robbery stemming from the killing of Richard Glass during a holdup of the National Jewelry Buyers store.

The state Attorney General’s Office says surveillance cameras caught the crimes on video and that witnesses stated Gardner made off with $1,800 and spent it on heroin.

Gardner was sentenced to life in prison.

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