Man makes plea deal in connection with kidnapping, slaying

New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 33-year-old man pleaded guilty to kidnapping and conspiracy to kidnap in a case that involved the death of a man and the kidnapping of his friend, the Albuquerque Journal reported Friday.

Chase Smothermon’s guilty plea came in the August 2017 case that involved the death of 41-year-old John Soyka and kidnapping of Soyka’s friend Matthew Tressler.

Smothermon faces between 40 and 60 years in prison.

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