The first day of New Mexico vs Gregory Hobbs began, Tuesday, as the Archuleta family relived the night of June 15, 2012, when they saw two family members shot. Hobbs is on trial for the possible homicide of Ruben Archuleta Sr. The shooting occurred in the 300 block of East Bonney Street. In opening statements, Assistant District Attorney Emily Maher described how Officer Ryan Craine was alerted to the incident as he finished another call and heard the sound of gunfire. When Craine arrived at the scene, he found Rubin Archuleta Sr. and Rubin Archuletta Jr. shot. Maher then recounted the events that led to the killing of two men.
Defense attorney Anna Marie Bell introduced her statement. “When I think about this case, I thought about the saying: ‘When seconds count the police are minutes away.’” She noted that there were already bad feelings between the family and the residents of Bonney Street following an incident the previous night. She noted that Archuleta Jr. brought a gun to the scene. “By the time the police arrived, the Login to read more