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Teen in Santa Fe mall shooting to juvy detention

August 18, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe teenager who shot a rival 14 times at a local mall will spend the next three years in a high security juvenile detention facility. The teen was 16 when he stole a gun from his mother’s boyfriend and used it to kill 18-year-old Chris Aguayo in July [&hellip...

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Albuquerque police officer charged with battery

August 17, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque police officer is facing battery charges after video showed him using a stun gun on one suspect and punching another after he had surrendered, Albuquerque police announced Thursday. Police Chief Ray Schultz said at a...

New Mexico court narrows scope of burglary law

August 17, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s highest court is narrowing the reach of the law against burglary. The Supreme Court on Thursday overturned burglary convictions in two cases, saying prosecutors and courts have gone too far in expanding the crimes...

Court reverses convictions in Roswell shooting

August 17, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Supreme Court has tossed out a Roswell man’s first-degree murder conviction in the shooting death of a woman in 2008 but has ordered a conviction of second-degree murder. The court on Thursday also reversed Julian...

Fake audit raises questions of NMFA oversight

August 17, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — For 18 months after Gov. Susana Martinez took office, two of her cabinet secretaries never personally attended a meeting of the New Mexico Finance Authority but sent staffers to represent them as the authority’s governing board...

West Mesa killing probe aids police on other cases

August 17, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Efforts to solve serial killings in West Mesa have led police to evidence in other cold cases Authorities said new tips generated in the case led investigators to link a slew of results from rape test kits to a serial rapist who...

Martinez finds new spot to post workers' salaries

August 17, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has begun posting the names and salaries of classified state employees at a new online location after a judge ruled last month that she remove the names from the online New Mexico Sunshine Portal. Martinez added...

Mayor to raise admission fees to Albuquerque's zoo

August 17, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque’s mayor says the cost of admission to the city’s Biological Park will be going up to raise money for repairs and maintenance. Mayor Richard Berry says adult tickets to the park containing the city’s...

New sex indictment for former SF church volunteer

August 17, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A former church volunteer in Santa Fe faces a new indictment charging him with sexually abusing a child under the age of 13. The indictment against 36-year-old Anthony Martinez was handed up on Aug. 9. It charges the former volunteer...

NM prison inmates help a motorist in distress

August 16, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Several inmates from the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility came to the aid of a driver who stopped breathing after a car accident. State corrections officials say one of the inmates who took turns performing CPR on the man was...