Man pleads guilty to attempted murder

The Daily Times staff
Jacob Alcon

FARMINGTON – Jacob Alcon pleaded guilty Monday to attempted first-degree murder in connection to a stabbing in November 2014.

Alcon, 19, was charged Nov. 20, 2014, in Aztec Magistrate Court with one count of attempted first-degree murder, a second-degree felony and two counts of child abuse on allegations he repeatedly stabbed 28-year-old Victor Escojeda at a residence east of Farmington.

Alcon told detectives he became upset with Escojeda, a former coworker, because he believed the man was trying to have sex with his 17-year-old sister, according to the arrest warrant affidavit. The stabbing occurred at Escojeda's residence on County Road 5795, the affidavit states.

Escojeda's 4-year-old son was in the room at the time of the incident, according to the affidavit.

Alcon pleaded guilty to the attempted murder charge in a plea agreement with prosecutors.

Alcon's attorney, Matthew Cockman, could not be reached for comment.

San Juan County Chief Deputy District Attorney Brent Capshaw said Thursday Alcon is undergoing a 60-day presentence evaluation.

First-degree attempted murder is punishable by up to nine years in prison and $10,000 in fines.

Alcon has no prior criminal record and a sentencing hearing has not been scheduled, according to court records.