2 men indicted for 2017 killing of Albuquerque homeless man

New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two men have been indicted for the 2017 killing of an Albuquerque homeless man who police say was set on fire.

The Albuquerque Journal reports a grand jury on Friday indicted 48-year-old Randy Hilliard and 47-year-old Billy Harper on charges of first-degree murder and aggravated arson in connection with the death of Leo Molzhon.

Witnesses told officers two men doused the 50-year-old Molzhon in gasoline and set him on fire in June 2017. Police found Molzhon and a mattress he had been lying on engulfed in flames underneath Interstate 40 in Albuquerque.

Some of Molzhon’s friends previously told the Journal he was originally from Minnesota and had been living on the streets for more than a year.

It has not known if Hilliard or Harper had attorneys.

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Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com

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