ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A former mortgage lender who moonlighted as a security guard has been acquitted in the 2005 killings of a married couple in their Albuquerque home.
A federal jury on Tuesday found Ronald Santiago not guilty on all counts after three days of deliberations.
Santiago was accused in the 2005 killings of John "Greg" Ohlemacher and his wife, Bernadette.
Prosecutors said Ohlemacher had complained about paperwork in the couple's refinancing case.
Santiago's trial began Jan. 22 after at least three trips to appellate courts.
Evidence tossed twice by a trial judge on different grounds each time was ultimately reinstated by the state Supreme Court in 2010 and 2012, reviving the case.
The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/MsccX6 ) reported the trial included defense suggestions that the victim's then-20-year-old daughter was the more likely killer.
Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com
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