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Police: Woman listed victim as 'sacrifice' in cell

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Authorities say an Albuquerque woman had a man's phone number programmed in her cell phone under the word "sacrifice" before she stabbed him to death, then claimed he had tried to rape her.

A Bernalillo County grand jury indicted 30-year-old Angela Sanford on Wednesday.

She's accused of killing 52-year-old Joel Leyba last month with a dagger after inviting him to join her in a Wiccan celebration of spring. She says he tried to rape her near a popular hiking trail east of Albuquerque and she stabbed him in self-defense.

A detective reviewing Sanford's cell phone found the nickname "sacrifice" instead of Leyba's name.

Members of Wiccan groups in Albuquerque have told media they do not know Sanford.

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