Man Gets 26 Years for Bicyclist’s Death

A 19 YEAR OLD ALBUQUERQUE MAN WHO SHOT AND KILLED A BICYCLIST WILL NOT SPEND 26 YEARS IN PRISON. CHRISTIAN DIX WAS SENTENCED ON TUESDAY. HE SHOT STEPHANIE MARTINEZ AT QUINCY AND PROSPECT NORTHEAST BEFORE HE ROBBED TWO GIANT GAS STATIONS LAST FALL… BUT PROSECUTORS STILL DON’T KNOW WHY THE 23 YEAR OLD MARTINEZ FROM ARIZONA WAS TARGETED. SHE WAS IN ALBUQUERQUE TO VISIT WITH FRIENDS.

DIX HAS NOW PLEADED GUILTY TO SECOND DEGREE MURDER AND ARMED ROBBERY. HE WAS CHARGED IN MARTINEZ’S FATAL SHOOT ABOUT A MONTH AGO.

WHEN DIX WAS ARRESTED, POLICE SAY THEY FOUND HALF A DOZEN 22 CASINGS IN HIS CAR … ALONG WITH 22-CALIBRE RIFLE . THERE WERE ALSO CASINGS AT THE SCENE WHERE MARTINEZ WAS SHOT.

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