AG Balderas Secures Life Sentence for Convicted Albuquerque Murderer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 25, 2018

Contact: David Carl  (505) 288-2465

Albuquerque, NM – Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced a sentence in excess of
life imprisonment for Ameer Muhammad, the man convicted of the Albuquerque murder of
Aaron Sieben in 2017. Muhammad was found guilty of first degree felony murder, armed
robbery, and shoplifting in July after Balderas took the case to trial.
“We have worked tirelessly to provide justice for Mr. Sieben’s family.” Said Attorney General
Hector Balderas, “Today, they can finally know that the man who has caused them so much pain
has been punished to the fullest extent provided by law.”
In March, 2017, Muhammad attacked Sieben near an Albuquerque gas station, fatally stabbing
him, before running away and hiding from police. Today, Judge Jacqueline Flores sentenced
Ameer Muhammad to life imprisonment plus 6 months in the New Mexico Department of