Plea in fatal stabbing yields 2 years of probation

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Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2013 9:00 pm | Updated: 9:36 am, Fri Apr 26, 2013.

If Adrian Gonzales successfully completes two years of probation, he’ll face virtually no legal repercussions for fatally stabbing Victoriano Moises Byrne-Gonzales in the throat at a Pojoaque mobile home park.

Gonzales, 31, of Dixon pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of involuntary manslaughter and one count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon under a plea agreement that called for a sentence of two years of supervised probation.

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  • SherrieS posted at 5:41 pm on Fri, Apr 26, 2013.

    SherrieS Posts: 1

    Very sad that someone who has in the past violated probation will be placed on probation for the new offence. So very sorry to the family for thier loss and the continued frustrations the court and the DA's office causes families who are seeking justice and get what??? Nothing. 2 years of supervised probation??? We have so many criminals and people who continue to do wrong because there are no consequenses. No Jail Time. Just a little slap on the hand and supervised probation. Ok so He has to check in with his PO once or twice a week, then what. He is out, he gets to continue with his life and I hope to God he isnt doing something else criminal or threating to another person. Very sad that the DA's office will not do their jobs and rather get a plea agreement so that their numbers look good for Spence. NOT GOOD FOR ANY OF US!!!

  • Mark Ordonez posted at 11:12 am on Fri, Apr 26, 2013.

    marcoordonez Posts: 633

    Not defending the Northern NM judicial system in the least but unless you read news from other states, you can't really say only in NM. It's a old tired cliche.

    The two Santa Cruz California police officers killled in the line of duty were gunned down by a repeat offender, peeping tom, with violent tendencies who bonded out a day or two before for a measely $100 on another go around of tresspassing and harrasement charges. I e-mailed the Santa Cruz Sentinel, but never got an answer of who was the Judge that allowed this known, mentally unstable, violent, peepeing tom, with a good size arrest record to bond out AGAIN for a $100.

    As far as spineless, dirt bag Adrian Gonzales goes, he won't make it 2 years. He's a gutless woman beater, with a temper. What are the chances him not blowing his top in 24 months. The concern here is, is he going to go out in a violent manner and take innocents with him?

  • deemoss88 posted at 9:51 am on Fri, Apr 26, 2013.

    deemoss88 Posts: 1

    I had the pleasure of working with Moises at the Playschool, he was a great person, very joyful. He was taken from this world to early and never had the chance to hold his first child. He was no bully, he loved children and was great at his job. He truly cared for the well being of others and his death is proof of that. He died a hero and the world has lost a genuinely good person. Who will protect us from dangerous men like the man who killed Moises, if the legal system will not? I fear for us all.

  • Sabine Strohem posted at 8:33 am on Fri, Apr 26, 2013.

    Sabine_Strohem Posts: 118

    Jury of one's peers seems to have a whole nother meaning in NM. And yes, it does sound a bit like the Martinez trial.

  • debs posted at 8:20 am on Fri, Apr 26, 2013.

    debs Posts: 1

    It's amazing how people get away with murder in NM! It's pretty disgusting!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know exactly what this family is going through. I went through the same thing! Barbara, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!

  • Bobby2304 posted at 7:35 am on Fri, Apr 26, 2013.

    Bobby2304 Posts: 1

    I agree. Two fellows stop a guy from beating up his girlfriend. The guy then kills one of the protectors and stabs the other protector. And a jury cannot find him guilty of murder or manslaughter? Sounds like the Ricky Martinez trial.

  • Carolyn Garcia-Martinez posted at 9:59 pm on Thu, Apr 25, 2013.

    CarolynDM Posts: 405

    Wow! Only in NM.


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