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The tension could be cut with a knife as Gregg Steele was led into the courtroom for sentencing two months after a jury found him guilty of second degree murder for the killing of local business owner Patrick Larkin in 2019.

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After deliberating only an hour, the jurors in the trial of Gregg Steele – the man accused of killing Taos' World Cup Cafe owner Patrick Larkin – came back with a verdict of guilty on all three charges – second degree murder for the killing of Larkin, a second degree felony; tampering with evidence for moving Larkin’s .22 caliber rifle, a third degree felony; and tampering with evidence for moving Larkin’s body, a third degree felony.

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The jury starts its deliberations Friday (Feb. 19) after the trial of Gregg Steele – the man accused of killing World Cup Cafe owner Patrick Larkin – wrapped up today (Feb. 18) with a quick round of state’s witnesses.

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The jury trial for Gregg Steele – the man accused of killing World Cup Cafe owner Patrick Larkin in 2019 – began Tuesday (Feb. 16) after a full day of jury selection on Monday. The trial, which is taking place in Raton due to the high profile nature of the case, is being simultaneously live-streamed to the Taos County Courthouse.

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A jury trial is set to go ahead in the murder case involving Greg Steele, who allegedly shot and killed Patrick Larkin - owner of the World Cup Cafe. The trial, set for Feb. 15, will take place in person at the Eight Judicial District Court in Ratón. The case was moved out of Taos County due to the high profile nature of the parties involved. Eighth District Court Judge Jeffrey Shannon will preside over the trial.

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Taos District Court Judge Jeff Shannon ruled this week to uphold a retired judge's decision to keep Gregg Steele in jail pending his trial in the murder of Patrick Larkin, the well-known owner of World Cup Café who was found shot to death about a mile from his home in Llano Quemado in 2019.

Located on the northeast corner of Taos Plaza, the World Cup Café's origins are legendary.It began as Black Diamond Coffee in a cart in Taos Ski Valley, before …