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Man linked to 5 killings in 2 states faces more charges

ALBUQUERQUE – A New Jersey man accused of killing four people in two states was charged Tuesday with the death of an Albuquerque man whose decomposed remains were found along with those of the suspect’s ex-wife and two of her friends in a pickup truck that was left at an airport parking garage.

After a monthslong investigation, Albuquerque police announced that Sean Lannon has been charged with an open count of murder and tampering with evidence in the death of Randall Todd Apostalon, 60.

Lannon was charged earlier this year with the deaths of his ex-wife and two of her friends in the western New Mexico community where they lived. He also was charged in the beating death of a man in New Jersey.

Lannon remains in custody in New Jersey pending prosecution in that case.

His attorneys in New Mexico did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the latest charges.

According to a criminal complaint, Lannon enlisted help from Apostalon in February to move some boxes into storage. Police said Apostalon did not know the dismembered bodies were in the storage bins.

After the two were unable to find a storage place, Apostalon told Lannon to get the bins out of his truck. That’s when police said Lannon struck the man several times with a hammer, killing him.