Christopher Pino sentenced to 3 1/2 years following voluntary manslaughter plea

The summary of the case

Christopher Pino

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — In June 2018, Christopher Pino pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter with a sentence capped at six years.

In August 2018, District Court Judge Cristina Jaramillo sentenced Pino to 3 1/2 years, according to the Albuquerque Journal.

According to police reports, Pino ran down homeless man Daniel Arballo, whom Pino saw with a pair of speakers. He also ran down Arballo’s friend, Billy Harper.

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  • Suspect: Christopher Pino, 52
  • Victim: Daniel “Scooby” Arballo
  • Charges: Voluntary manslaughter; originally Open count of murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
  • Status: No contest plea to voluntary manslaughter
  • Sentence: 3 1/2 years
  • Date of incident: April 30, 2017
  • Agency: Albuquerque Police Department
  • Location: Central Avenue and Solano Drive, Albuquerque
  • Magistrate case number: T-4-FR-2017-002578
  • District case number: D-202-CR-201701879


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