Wednesday, October 4, 2023



Corrales Police Detective Sergeant Julie Rogers told Corrales Comment November 11 that a grand jury was set to convene November 18 in Albuquerque to consider charges against Joel Ray, arrested for the murder of Spencer Komadina in Corrales October 30.

A report by Argen Marie Duncan in the Rio Rancho Observer dated November 4, stated that “According to the statement of probable cause filed in Sandoval County Magistrate Court, Corrales police were dispatched to the 300 block of Camino Corrales del Norte just after 6 p.m. Saturday, after a friend of Ray’s called, saying Ray had just shot Komadina.… Ray told his friend that when he got home, something had happened to his dog and people were in his room and eating his food. Ray said Komadina pushed him in the face and he responded by shooting Komadina.”

The Observer reported that “When Corrales police entered the house, they found Komadina lying on the floor near the front door and a silver handgun and two ammunition magazines on the nearby couch, according to the statement. Three bullet casings were on the floor.”

“Ray was booked into Sandoval County Detention Center. According to his public safety assessment filed in magistrate court, he has prior misdemeanor and felony convictions, but none were related to violence.”

Detective Sergeant Rogers said that as of November 11, “drugs and alcohol do not appear to be a factor in the incident.”


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