Raúl Torrez | Attorney General

Attorney General Statement on Court of Appeals Michael Astorga Ruling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 20, 2015

Contact: James Hallinan (505) 660-2216

Albuquerque, NM – Tonight, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas released the following statement regarding the Court of Appeals ruling to uphold Michael Astorga’s second degree murder conviction:

“I am pleased with the Court of Appeals’ ruling to uphold Michael Astorga’s second degree murder conviction for the killing of Candido Martinez and I commend the work of the Criminal Appeals Division of the Office of the Attorney General in fighting for justice for all the families of Michael Astorga’s victims.”

Please see attached.

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