AZTEC — The man charged with murder in Anthony Jacquez's homicide accepted a plea agreement Friday morning that will allow him to serve no more than 10 years in prison.

Gabriel Alcon, 23, entered an Alford plea to second-murder in the death of Jacquez, 32, and a drug-trafficking charge. Alford pleas are when defendants don't admit to the crime but accept the plea agreement because it's in their best interest.

Alcon was set to go to trial on Monday to face an open count of murder, drug trafficking and several conspiracy and tampering with evidence charges.

District Judge William Birdsall said he will wait to accept the plea until Alcon's sentencing hearing, which hasn't been scheduled.

Prosecutors agreed to drop the tampering with evidence and conspiracy charges.

Jacquez was shot five times in the back of the head on May 26.

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