A New Mexico teen who allegedly fatally shot a man — and told him he deserved it — will serve just 30 days behind bars for murder, according to officials.
Santiago Armijo, 17, is one of two teens involved in the murder of Larry DeSantiago, 25, at a park in Albuquerque in March 2018. Witnesses told investigators they saw DeSantiago chase Armijo and his friend, Jeremiah De La Pena, 16, toward the top of a hill before Armijo shot him in the chest.
“That’s what you get!" Armijo shouted at DeSantiago, according to the Albuquerque Journal, which reported Santiago later died at a hospital. Armijo and De La Pena were later arrested in a nearby neighborhood and police found the weapon in De La Pena's jacket.
Santiago Armijo, left, was sentenced to 30 days in jail for the murder of Larry DeSantiago last year. Jeremiah De La Pena, right, has pleaded in the case but has not yet been sentenced.
Let's remember this kids name AND the judge who is giving him basically NO punishment for planning out someone's murder, killing him and then showing zero remorse.....
On Thursday, Judge Christina Jaramillo sentenced Armijo to 30 days in juvenile jail after the teen, who was 15 at the time of the shooting, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, tampering with evidence, one misdemeanor count of unlawful possession of a handgun and conspiracy to commit armed robbery.
While Armijo could've been held in detention until he turns 21, Jaramillo said she was choosing treatment for him, instead of incarceration. She also ordered him to be on supervised probation and the teen will be required to speak at high schools to lecture students about the consequences of their actions.
.... mark my words, he is going to be arrested again. He's going to kill again. And this judge has blood on her hands because of it. She could have sentenced him to be held for 4 years until he's 21 but instead he has to 'speak to high schools to lecture about the consequences of their actions'. Uh - you mean you can totally kill someone in cold blood, laugh about it and serve no time, but you get to travel to schools and be the focused 'star' speaker of the day to tell everyone you did it and basically got away with it. That?