Assassin is paid $15,000 in cash, drugs, & car usage: Suspects Charged in Murder for Hire Plot

By: ABQRAW staff

Posted: 7/19/2022 @ 4:45PM

Left to right: Freddy Granger, Cassandra Dominguez, and Martin Trujillo

Albuquerque -

Albuquerque Police have charged three individuals in the death of a man who was shot to death and who then crashed into a utility pole on May 2nd, 2022. https://www.abqraw.com/post/violent-weekend-ends-with-4th-homicide-within-24-hour-period

Through their investigation APD found Martin Trujillo wanted to kill 46-year-old Gary Escareno over a rental assistance scam. Trujillo reached out to an alleged gang member know as Freddy "Snoop" Granger to murder Escareno.

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According to the criminal complaint, a witness told APD homicide defectives Trujillo paid Granger a total of $15,000.00 in cash, drugs, and a car for the murder.

Granger brought Dominguez into the parking lot and on May 2nd, 2022, Granger shot Escareno in the head. Trujillo paid Granger by giving him a vehicle, 100 fentanyl pills, one pound of meth, and cash. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearm agents took Granger and Dominguez into custody July 8 on separate outstanding felony warrants. ATF told APD a gun was recovered during the arrest.

Trujillo is charged with an open count of murder and conspiracy. Granger and Dominguez are charged with murder.

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