Four men plead not guilty in killing of Albuquerque security guard

Staff Report

The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) - Pleas of not guilty have been entered by four men charged with murder in the beating death of a security guard at an Albuquerque car dealership.

Eighteen-year-old Joshua Santistevan, 18-year-old Jeremy Dominguez, 21-year-old Damian Gallegos and 20-year-old Gary DiBenedetti entered their pleas (Monday) in state district court.

They're being held in the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center on $500,000 bond each.

Fifty-one-year-old Susan Schmidt was found lying in a pool of blood September 4th near a car missing its wheels at the dealership.

She died 32 days later at an Albuquerque hospital.

Police say 19-year-old Marc Goodman-Nevarez was arrested October 24th in Van Nuys, California, and charged with first-degree murder in the case.