Suspect in beating of girlfriend surrenders to police

LAS CRUCES, NM (KTSM) - Las Cruces Police say that 29-year-old Eddie Carbajal who is suspected of beating and choking his girlfriend early Sunday morning turned himself into police Tuesday evening and was booked into the Doña Ana County Jail.

Eddie Carabajal, 29, of La Mesa was accused of knocking on his girlfriend's window in the 1100 block of La Fonda and once inside he allegedly took a 'shot' of cocaine and later attempted to beat and strangle his girlfriend as she was sleeping.

The woman's mother allegedly had to use a baseball bat to beat Carabajal until he got off of the victim and eventually left te house.

He's also suspected of punching a window near the front door of the home before he left the house.

He's currently being held on a cash-only $25,000 bond.


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