Teen’s trial set to begin

The murder trial of DeAngelo Montoya, the teenager charged in the shooting death of 22-year-old Angel Vale last summer, is scheduled to begin Tuesday.

Vale, an Eastern New Mexico University student, was found shot to death in her yard July 22.

Montoya was charged with her murder and with burglarizing her house. Police said he had been breaking into her house for several weeks and sometimes taking a .22-caliber rifle into her backyard for target practice.