Suspect in girlfriend's slaying confesses to KOB's Schwartz

Posted at: 06/20/2013 2:15 PM
Updated at: 06/20/2013 6:10 PM
By: KOB.com staff

Joseph Ray Bibiano, 19, was arrested in connection to a homicide in Los Lunas.
Joseph Ray Bibiano, 19, was arrested in connection to a homicide in Los Lunas.

BELEN, N.M. -- Less than 24 hours into the investigation, deputies have the man they say killed his girlfriend.

Joseph Bibiano made a shocking confession to KOB Eyewitness News as he was being taken into custody Thursday afternoon.

“It was an accident,” Bibiano said. “She was hitting me and I had a gun in my hand.”

Police say they were called several times in the past to Bibiano’s residence, but no charges were ever pressed against him.

Bibiano is being held on a $1,000,000 bond.