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April 14, 2022

William Baca Sentencing

William Baca Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for the 2019 Death of Annette Armijo

William Baca Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for the 2019 Death of Annette Armijo

Albuquerque, NM – This afternoon, William Baca was sentenced to serve 12 years in the Department of Corrections for second degree murder. 

On January 4, 2019 officers were dispatched to the residence of William Baca to conduct a welfare check per his sister’s request. Officers spoke with Baca and concluded he was alright and didn’t show any signs of being a danger to himself. After officers cleared the scene, they received another call from Baca’s sister asking them to return to the residence because he had told her over the phone he had killed his girlfriend, Annette Armijo, during a fight. When Baca answered the door, he stated he killed Armijo in self-defense and “wanted a lawyer.” Officers stated that in between killing Armijo, he showered, changed his clothes, and ended up moving her body from the original scene of the crime. 

“Mr. Baca stabbed and applied blunt force to Annette Armijo more than 40 times on the night of January 4, 2019 while she was lying in bed,” said District Attorney Raul Torrez. “The self-defense claim does not match the crime and fatal wounds that Ms. Armijo experienced that night. Thank you to the victim’s family and friends who spoke on behalf of Ms. Armijo today, we hope they find closure and peace with today’s sentencing.”

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