LAS CRUCES, N.M. – A man responsible for three arsons and several home burglaries was sentenced to 21 years in prison, according to the Dona Ana County District Attorney’s Office.
Reuben Armijo, 41, was sentenced Friday.
“The victims in this case either lost their home or were displaced. They lost their peace of mind and sense of security. However, today’s sentence gives those affected the justice and safety needed, “ said District Attorney Mark D’Antonio.
Earlier this month, Armijo pleaded guilty to 10 felony counts, including three counts of residential burglary, three counts of conspiracy to commit residential burglary, one count each of larceny, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, conspiracy to commit unlawful taking of a motor vehicle and criminal damage to property. He also pleaded guilty to criminal damage to property, a misdemeanor.
Prosecutors also alleged Armijo was a habitual offender, which allowed the judge to add one year to the sentence for each felony conviction.