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Trial in NM doctor’s death to be held in Gallup

August 10, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The trial for a man charged with killing a Farmington doctor with a pool cue will be held in Gallup. A judge granted defense attorneys’ motion for a change of venue Thursday. Prosecutors wanted to try the case in Aztec. The motion was filed after potential jurors in the trial returned [&hellip...

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Martinez, Mexico officials unveil border plan

August 10, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez and officials from Mexico announced Friday the creation of a 70,000-acre, master-planned community around the Santa Teresa-San Jeronimo border crossing in an effort to expand the fast-growing border region even...

Los Lunas woman arrested in fatal stabbing of man

August 10, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — Los Lunas police say they’ve arrested a woman in the stabbing death of a man in what’s being called a domestic dispute. Police Chief Roy Melnick says 45-year-old Keith Miller was found lying on the ground and bleeding from...

Jury selection wraps up in NM murder case

August 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — After nearly three weeks of questioning dozens of potential jurors, prosecutors and defense attorneys on Thursday chose nine women and three men to hear the case of an Arizona inmate who escaped from prison and is accused of killing...

Man gets 40-year sentence in NM restaurant killing

August 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 26-year-old Salvadoran immigrant faces 40 years in prison for the accidental killing of a cook during a 2009 robbery of a Denny’s Restaurant in Albuquerque. Marvin Aguilar-Lopez was sentenced Wednesday on convictions for...

NM man with cut throat reports robbery attempt

August 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Los Lunas police say a 48-year-old man’s throat was cut during what he reported as a robbery attempt at a car wash in the Valencia County community south of Albuquerque. Police say officers interviewed the man at a clinic...

Magistrate orders bond posted in NM horse slaughter case

August 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal magistrate has ordered the animal rights groups that won a temporary ban on domestic horse slaughter to post a bond of nearly $500,000 as their legal challenge continues. U.S. Magistrate Robert Scott settled on the amount...

Judge upholds NM death row inmate’s sentence

August 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A judge has upheld the death sentence for one of only two New Mexico death row inmates, a Farmington man condemned to die for a killing that occurred before New Mexico generally abolished the death penalty in 2009. District Judge...

Former NM lawmaker Earlene Roberts dies at age 77

August 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LOVINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Former New Mexico lawmaker Earlene Roberts has died at age 77. Family members say Roberts died Tuesday at her home in Lovington. A cause of death wasn’t immediately released Wednesday. Roberts served in the state Legislature for...

NM governor speaks at Koch brothers event

August 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez spoke at a weekend conference in New Mexico organized by a company owned by billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, who are longtime supporters of conservative causes. Koch Industries spokesman Rob Tappan...