Santa Fe man accused of killing friend while on LSD set to take plea deal


Sep. 22—A young Santa Fe man who told police he stabbed his friend to death while under the influence of LSD in 2020 pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Tuesday and was sent to prison for six years. State District Judge T. Glenn Ellington sentenced 19-year-old Matthias Hutt, to 15 years in prison after accepting his plea Tuesday. He suspended nine years of the sentence in favor of probation, per Hutt’s plea agreement with the District Attorney’s Office. Hutt’s victim, Aiko Perez, was a recent high school graduate who was 17 when he was killed. The youths spent Perez’s last night alive ingesting large amounts of marijuana, psilocybin mushrooms and LSD together, Chief Deputy District Attorney Blake Nichols said, and documented much of their activities via video and audio, some of it posted on social media platforms. Toxicology screens confirmed Perez had all three substances in his blood when he died, Nichols said Tuesday. Blake said initial tests confirmed Hutt had more than 500 nanograms of THC [the active ingredient in marijuana] in his system, about 400 times the level of five nanograms set as the presumptive limit for impairment in Colorado. But the prosecutor said Hutt’s original blood sample wasn’t preserved long enough to perform screens for additional substances. According to court records, police responded on June 5, 2020, to a report of a man parked in the intersection at Chestnut Street and Calle Atajo acting erratically and claiming to have stabbed someone. They found Hutt sitting in the driver’s seat wearing a T-shirt and boxer shorts with blood on them. Hutt told officers he and his friend were “tripping on acid” and his friend had “freaked out” before stabbing his friend in the neck, according to a Santa Fe Police Department statement of probable cause. Hutt’s attorney, Tom Clark,…

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