Albuquerque, N.M. – According to court documents, Armando, a 38-year-old husband, has been sentenced to 24 years in prison for the murder of his 39-year-old wife, Erica. Prosecutors revealed that Armando pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and tampering with evidence. Reports indicate that Armando, while on supervised probation, used an axe to fatally beat his wife.

During interrogation, Armando allegedly asserted that his wife had punched him before the fatal altercation. Court records indicate that the ax used in the crime was discovered in their home. Notably, Armando, who was on probation for a previous offense involving sexual contact with a minor, was wearing a GPS ankle monitor at the time of the incident.

Reports further suggest that Armando had engaged in se-ual contact with a minor under 13 years old and was undergoing divorce proceedings with Erica. Armando confessed to investigators that he assaulted his wife following an argument. However, law enforcement officials have pointed out discrepancies in Armando’s account, citing data from his ankle monitor that contradicts his claims about his and his wife’s whereabouts.

Initially, Armando claimed that he and Erica had gone to the forest to cut firewood before returning home, where he dropped her off at her residence. However, when confronted with the ankle monitor data, Armando admitted to killing his wife with an ax. He reiterated his claim that Erica had assaulted him before the fatal altercation during subsequent interviews with investigators.