Sentencing set for woman on second-degree murder plea
Tiki Marez entered an Alford plea to a second-degree murder charge in the 2014 death of Daniel Boone
- Marez's plea agreement required her to testify against Kenneth Burrows who faces a first-degree murder charge
- Her prison sentence is scheduled to run through March 18, 2022 and she could concurrently serve a separate federal prison term
- Daniel Boone was shot to death on Jan. 18, 2014, in front of his Flora Vista home after he allegedly was lured out of his home
FARMINGTON – A sentencing hearing is scheduled for Tiki Marez, who pleaded guilty to a second-degree murder charge last month in connection to the 2014 death of Daniel Boone.
Marez, of Albuquerque and Kenneth Burrows, of Rio Rancho, were initially charged with first-degree murder in October 2015 after they were accused in the Jan. 18 murder.
Burrow faces a first-degree murder charge in his trial, which continues Monday in Aztec district court.
Marez entered an Alford plea, similar to a no contest plea, to a second-degree murder charge during a Feb. 28 hearing in Aztec district court, according to court documents.
She initially pleaded guilty to the first-degree murder charge during a Jan. 9 hearing.
Marez's sentencing hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. on March 29 in front of Judge Bradford Dalley in district court.
She was required as part of the plea agreement to testify at Burrow's jury trial. She testified in the trial on Wednesday and Thursday.
According to Marez's plea agreement, the San Juan County District Attorney's Office accepted a 15-year sentence with six years suspended and five years on supervised probation.
A second-degree murder charge is punishable by up to 15 years in prison and $12,000 in fines.
The sentence is scheduled to run concurrent with a federal sentence after she pleaded guilty to two drug trafficking cases in New Mexico and Florida federal courts on Feb. 11, 2016, according to court documents.
According to the plea agreement, Marez's current federal sentence is scheduled to end on March 18, 2022.
She will return to Aztec district court after she is released for a reconsideration of her sentence.
Joshua Kellogg covers crime, courts and social issues for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4627.