Man who beat and killed Albuquerque lady comes on trial
Munoz has been free since then, and the family said it was almost as painful as the loss of Erika Chavez, who was killed in the crash.
“To think that you are going to see the person who not only changed our lives but ruined our lives has been very difficult, and to think that this kid ran through the streets potentially hurting other families at risk and at risk is “Very heartbreaking to us and we’re just glad he’s off the road so no one has to go through what we’ve been through for the past 11 months,” said Rose Rivera, Erika’s aunt.
The death of Chavez started the “Speeding Has A Name” campaign.
“That is not an issue in a certain neighborhood,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “This happens all over the city, it has nothing to do with demographics or urban area, it’s a challenge all over the city of Albuquerque.”
Albuquerque police said it only got worse during the pandemic.
“We have to make sure that these people are accountable and provide resources for these problems,” said APD boss Harold Medina.
The “Speeding Has A Name Campaign” kicks off Monday with TV, radio spots, billboards and information on social media to ensure the community is united against an avoidable problem.
“Our lives have changed forever and it was important for us to come here and share our story to make sure another family doesn’t go through what we’re going through,” said Rose.