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Albuquerque man accused in wife-beating plot now out of jail

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - An Albuquerque man accused of trying to hire someone to severely beat his ex-wife is out of jail.
    
KOB-TV says a judge allowed Christopher Tapia post bond for $50,000 cash or surety Saturday.
    
Tapia was ordered to wear a GPS ankle monitor while his case is pending.
    
New Mexico State Police say Tapia allegedly arranged to pay $2,000 to have his ex-wife beaten so badly she would be hospitalized for at least a month.
    
Tapia was arrested this week in the case.
    
In court, the judge noted that Tapia has five prior domestic violence arrests involving the same victim along with one domestic violence conviction.
    
Records show Tapia also has four prior temporary restraining orders and two of them are active and one of them involves the same victim.

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