Rio Rancho man convicted in 2 of 4 armed robberies

Jurors handed down a split verdict late Wednesday night in the jury trial of a Rio Rancho man accused of committing armed robbery at four Santa Fe businesses in 2015. After deliberating for about seven hours, the jurors convicted Reyes Barela, 33, of two counts of armed robbery and two counts of conspiracy to commit armed robbery for having robbed a Motel 6 on Cerrillos Road and a Dollar General store on Airport Road.

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