Madonda to stand trial in Tucumcari

QCSun staff

A man accused of killing two men in a Tucumcari hotel awaits extradition from Conroe, Texas.

Muziwokuthula Madonda waived extradition Thursday morning in a Montgomery County courtroom, Montgomery County officials said.

The Quay County Sheriff’s Office will travel to Conroe to transport Madonda back to Tucumcari where he will stand trial for two open counts of murder and one count of tampering with evidence.

Gabriel Baca, 37, and Bobby Gonzales, 57, both of Tucumcari, were found dead on March 24 in a room at the Tucumcari Inn, 1700 E. Route 66 Blvd, according to New Mexico State Police Agent Joshua J. Armijo’s affidavit.

Madonda was renting the hotel room next door to the two men found fatally shot, according to police testimony.