Las Cruces man sentenced for tampering with evidence
POSTED: Monday, June 9, 2014 - 6:30pm
UPDATED: Monday, June 9, 2014 - 9:38pm
LAS CRUCES (KTSM) — James Bogart was acquitted for the 2008 death of housemate, Jeremy Hernandez. The defendant maintains he acted in self defense. Monday's sentencing was based on 1 count of evidence tampering.
Based on the previous jury verdicts, Judge Driggers sentenced James Bogart the maximum 18 months.
In December 2013, Assistant District Attorney RoxeAnne Esquibel, prosecuted the case in which Bogart faced 2nd degree murder and tampering with evidence.
Judge Driggers granted Bogart pre-sentence credit of 41 days towards the 18 months sentence.