ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Metro Albuquerque’s new district attorney will decide if two former Albuquerque police officers should be retried in connection to the shooting death of a mentally ill homeless man after the special prosecutor handling the case stepped down.
Bernalillo County District Attorney Raul Torrez was appointed as prosecutor in the murder trial against Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez at a hearing Thursday. Special prosecutor Randi McGinn withdrew from the case at that time.
Sandy and Perez were charged with murder in the death of James Boyd in 2014. A murder trial against the two ended with a hung jury last year.
Torrez says a team of prosecutors is reviewing the case and they are expected to make a recommendation regarding a mistrial by the end of January.