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Dona Ana treasurer convicted; allegedly made offer to worker

December 1, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Dona Ana County Treasurer David Gutierrez was removed from office after a jury convicted him of an ethics violation for allegedly offering $2,000 to a female office employee to have sex with him. The District Court jury verdict announced Wednesday evening after two hours of deliberations found Gutierrez guilty of [&hellip...

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Florida man gets prison in New Mexico identity theft case

December 1, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to four years in prison in an identity theft case in New Mexico. Prosecutors say 51-year-old Clinton William Yetter, of Gainesville, also was sentenced Thursday to two years of supervised release...

Suspect in New Mexico road-rage shooting convicted of murder

December 1, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

Tony Torrez is seated in state District Judge Charles Brown’s courtroom during his sentencing in Albuquerque, N.M., on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. Torrez entered an Alford plea to a charge of second-degree murder in a road-rage case that left a 4-year-old...

New Mexico high court upholds Clovis man’s murder conviction

December 1, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court has upheld the murder conviction of a Clovis man, who was sentenced to life in prison for the 2007 killing of his mother’s boyfriend. State Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Thursday that...

Officials set to repackage radioactive waste in New Mexico

December 1, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

This undated photo provided by the U.S. Department of Energy, shows the refrigerator at WCRRF (Waste Characterization Reduction and Repackaging Facility) that will cool RNS (remediated nitrate salt ) waste at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos,...

Woman charged in 18-month-old son’s death from head injuries

November 30, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

This undated photo provided by the Santa Fe County Jail shows Miranda Rabago, who has been charged in Santa Fe, N.M., in her malnourished 18-month-old son’s death from head injuries. A criminal complaint charges 27-year-old Miranda Rabago with child...

New Mexico judge finds public defender in contempt

November 30, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico judge has fined the state’s chief public defender and found him in contempt for failing to provide lawyers to defendants who couldn’t afford them. Lea County District Judge Gary Clingman imposed a $1,000 fine...

New Mexico police: Woman cut, stabbed her boyfriend in car

November 30, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

This undated photo provided by the Dona Ana County Detention Center shows Kayla Bailey. Bailey is accused of using knives and a chain saw to stab and cut her boyfriend after restraining him inside his car in Las cruces, N.M., Monday, Nov. 28, 2016. (Dona Ana...

Leadership change comes early at New Mexico elections agency

November 30, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s incoming secretary of state will take office early to replace a temporary appointee to the state’s top oversight post for elections and campaign finances. The Secretary of State’s Office announced...

Attorneys: Suspect in road-rage shooting agrees to plea deal

November 30, 2016 • National News, State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Attorneys for the Albuquerque man charged in a road rage shooting that killed a 4-year-old girl say they have reached a plea deal with prosecutors a day before the trial in the case was expected to begin. Defense attorneys Todd...