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Shooting victim in Raton dead, girlfriend charged with murder

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The booking photo of Crystal Vigil, charged with murder in the death of her boyfriend Zacariah Holderby.  Courtesy Raton Police Department.

RATON — Raton resident, Zacariah Holderby, age 34, who was shot in the forehead on the evening of December 13, died during the day on December 15 at UNM Hospital in Albuquerque.

His longtime girlfriend, Crystal Vigil (35) of Raton, was originally charged with attempted murder, felon in possession of a firearm and tampering with evidence. After Holderby’s death the charge will be upgraded to an open count of murder.

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