Criminal Justice

Suspect Reportedly Confesses to Lawyer, Helps Police Find Bodies


A man who walked into the office of an Albuquerque lawyer had some information, according to an arrest warrant.

The man confessed to lawyer Louren Oliveros that he had killed two people and wanted to turn himself in, the arrest warrant alleges. The suspect, Ralph Montoya, reportedly told Oliveros and then police where the bodies could be found, according to KOB.com, KRQE.com and the Associated Press.

One of the victims is reportedly an English professor at the University of New Mexico, and the other is his girlfriend, the Daily Lobo reports. Police have not yet released their names.

Police believe the suspect is motivated by jealousy, according to KRQE.com. Montoya is the former boyfriend of the female victim.

Oliveros told the ABA Journal that there have been some inaccuracies in reports on the case, but she declined to elaborate.

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