The Albuquerque Police Department is investigating a crime where they said three teenagers ganged up on two homeless men and fatally beat them and left their bodies nearly unrecognizable.
Police spokesman Simon Drobik said Sunday that 18-year-old Alex Rios, a 16-year-old boy and a 15-year-old boy are being held in Bernalillo County detention facilities. According to a criminal complaint, Rios has been charged with multiple counts including two for murder. Drobik said the younger boys will likely be charged with murder as adults. Police said officers responded to a 911 call Saturday around 8:00 a.m. reporting two bodies in a field. Investigators said all three suspects were located at a nearby house. The complaint said the teens admitted to investigators that they beat the victims using their hands, feet, bricks, sticks and a metal pole.