Hike sentence

Convicted murderer asks judge to reconsider his life sentence

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Jaydon Chavez-Silver, 17, was fatally shot in a drive-by shooting in northeast Albuquerque in 2015.

In 2017, a jury found Esias Madrid guilty of his murder. Madrid were also 17 at the time. He also pleaded guilty to killing another person after a beer pong match – six months after killing Chavez-Silver.

Madrid received a life sentence for killing Chavez-Silver and a further 16 years for killing the other teenager. Madrid’s lawyer says it’s not fair.

“We don’t want to impose these life sentences on defendants who are minors when they commit these crimes,” said Brittany Schaffer, his attorney.

So they’re asking a judge to reconsider Madrid’s sentence.

“Imposing a more appropriate sentence, given the individual characteristics of Mr. Madrid,” Schaffer said.

Madrid’s defense said he was remorseful and reformed.

However, prosecutors mentioned that Madrid took no responsibility in his sentencing – blaming gang activity.

Nicole Chavez, Chavez-Silver’s mother, said someone sent her a picture of Madrid supposedly throwing up gang signs in jail.

“Does he have any remorse for me? Absolutely not,” Chavez said.

A judge has denied Madrid’s motion to reconsider the sentence.

“I don’t necessarily find that he suddenly felt remorse over Jaydon’s death,” Judge said.

Chavez said the shutdown won’t happen for her until Madrid serve 39 more years of her sentence.

“To kill two different people, that you can walk free and clear – that’s not fair,” she said. “But that’s when I’ll know justice has been served.”