Hernandez faces up to 6 years in prison

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Carlos Hernandez of Albuquerque admitted to shooting and killing his girlfriend last year after thinking she cheated on him. He pled no contest to involuntary manslaughter and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon for the May 2023 shooting. Police say Hernandez and his girlfriend, Areli Rodriguez, got into an argument at their apartment near Louisiana and Ross, leading to Hernandez shooting and killing her. He’s facing up to 6 years behind bars. A sentencing date has yet to be set.