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Life sentence for convicted Albuquerque murderer

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ALBUQUERQUE  – Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Sept. 25 a sentence in excess of life imprisonment for Ameer Muhammad, the man convicted of the Albuquerque murder of Aaron Sieben in 2017.

Muhammad was found guilty of first degree felony murder, armed robbery, and shoplifting in July after Balderas took the case to trial.

“We have worked tirelessly to provide justice for Mr. Sieben’s family," Attorney General Hector Balderas said. "Today, they can finally know that the man who has caused them so much pain has been punished to the fullest extent provided by law.”

In March, 2017, Muhammad attacked Sieben near an Albuquerque gas station, fatally stabbing him, before running away and hiding from police.

On Sept. 25, Judge Jacqueline Flores sentenced Ameer Muhammad to life imprisonment plus 6 months in the New Mexico Department of Corrections.