Murder suspect seeks lower charges

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By David Giuliani

The attorney for a woman accused in the dragging death of an 86-year-old man is asking District Court to lower her charges.

Jessie Livingston, 23, of Las Vegas and Dolores Salazar, 18, of Albuquerque and formerly of Las Vegas, were charged in the June killing of Jose Apodaca, a former postmaster and veteran of three wars. He died June 24 after three days in intensive care at the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque.

The women were charged with first-degree murder, vehicular homicide and robbery in connection with Apodaca’s death.

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