Las Cruces man sentenced for leaving baby in laundry basket
Las Cruces, NM (KTSM) — A Las Cruces man is headed to prison after being convicted in the death of his baby daughter. A judge today sentenced Robert Flores to 18 years in prison. The Las Cruces man's four month old daughter died in 2007 after he left her in a laundry basket inside this home while he went to buy beer. Flores was also convicted of tampering with evidence and was sentenced to three years in prison on that charge. He'll serve both sentences at the same time.