June 17, 2024

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Man who pleaded guilty to New Mexico double homicide is recaptured after brief escape

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A man awaiting sentencing in a double-homicide case was back in custody Sunday after escaping from a juvenile jail in Albuquerque.

Bernalillo County Sheriff’s officials said 19-year-old Josef Toney escaped Saturday afternoon from the Youth Detention Center and was taken into custody Sunday morning.

Deputies said video surveillance showed Toney opening a gate at the jail facility and running away. A man who lives in the area saw the escape and alerted authorities.

Court records show Toney pleaded guilty last month to two counts of first-degree murder. He was accused of fatally shooting two people at an apartment complex in northeast Albuquerque in January 2021 and wounding a third person.

Toney was arrested nearly 10 months later in Colorado and extradited to New…

The Associated Press

2024-05-26 13:25:17

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