Woman Sentenced for Role in Murder

A Las Cruces woman was sentenced to 27 years in prison for her role in a 2016 murder.

The sentence was handed down to Damika Childs Wednesday for her involvement in the death of 20-year-old Johnny Ramirez. Childs pleaded guilty to charges including first-degree kidnapping, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, and tampering with evidence. She was one of four people charged in connection to the murder.