Man appeals conviction for Anthony rest area murder

Monday, April 8, 2013 - 11:43pm

A man convicted of murder for shooting a man outside a rest area in Anthony, New Mexico isn't done pleading his case.

19 year-old Irvin Ramirez is now appealing his conviction of life in prison before the New Mexico Supreme Court. Ramirez was just 16 when he shot and killed 20 year-old Adam Espinosa. Espinosa had pulled into the rest stop along the border to try and get some sleep. Ramirez and another man then approached and tried to rob Espinosa, but he refused to comply and Ramirez shot him.

Ramirez's lawyers claim the judge improperly instructed the jury on the murder charge.

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