Police: Tree Branch Murder Weapon In Fatal Albuquerque Brawl

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police have arrested a man suspected of bludgeoning another man to death with a tree branch multiple times while he was laying on the ground.

Police arrested 50-year-old Kewa Pueblo man after the attack on Monday in southeast Albuquerque and that he confessed to the attack, according to Albuquerque Police Department spokesman Gilbert Gallegos.

The suspect faces an open count of murder.

The male victim of the attack wasn’t immediately identified by police.

According to a police report, the men knew each other, had been drinking and had had physical fights in the past.

Albuquerque has seen a record number of homicides this year, crossing the 100 mark earlier this month.