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Albuquerque man wanted in sex case found in Mexico

April 29, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man who fled to Mexico after being charged with raping a 13-year-old girl has been captured and returned to the U.S. The U.S. Marshals Service says they learned 36-year-old Brad Boyer was living in Puerto Vallarta with his girlfriend. Deputy marshals based in Mexico went to the Pacific coast [&hellip...

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Powwow draws tens of thousands to NM

April 28, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

Hundreds of Native American and indigenous dancers pour onto the floor at University of New Mexico Arena for the grand entry during the 29th Annual Gathering of Nations in Albuquerque, N.M., on Friday, April 27, 2012. The event draws more than 3,000 dancers...

Court nixes fee reduction in public records case

April 28, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A district judge wrongly slashed the attorney fees for a New Mexico newspaper that prevailed in a lawsuit to force the release of public records, the state Court of Appeals has ruled in a case involving one the state’s key open...

Ex-NM teacher pleads guilty to sex with student

April 28, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Albuquerque middle school teacher has pleaded guilty to having sex with a 13-year-old student in 2009. The Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office says Kristy Sanchez-Trujillo entered a plea agreement Friday. She...

Opening statements begin in NM death penalty case

April 28, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An attorney for a man who could face the death penalty after being convicted of killing a sheriff’s deputy said Friday his client wasn’t there on the evening the officer was slain. Attorney Gary Mitchell told a jury in the...

AG: Sunland Park violated open meetings act

April 28, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Attorney General Gary King says the city council of a troubled New Mexico border city violated the state’s opening meetings act when it appointed a new mayor. King said Thursday in a letter to Sunland Park that...

DA: No Albuquerque police shootings criminal

April 28, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — None of the 67 shootings by Albuquerque police in the past eight years merited criminal charges against an officer, Bernalillo County District Attorney Kari Brandenburg said in an interview. Brandenburg told the Albuquerque Journal...

Albuquerque fireman linked to burglaries arrested

April 28, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque firefighter who was linked to a burglary ring has been arrested on stolen property charges. Albuquerque police spokesman Officer Robert Gibbs said Friday that firefighter Anthony Pacheco was taken into custody on an...

Jury seated in Astorga death penalty case

April 27, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A jury has been seated and opening arguments are scheduled Friday in the death penalty trial of convicted deputy-killer Michael Astorga. The final members of the panel that will determine Astorga’s fate were seated Thursday in...

AF sergeant, wife indicted in child's death

April 27, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A U.S. Air Force sergeant and his wife have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges related to the 2007 death of their infant daughter. The U.S. attorney’s office says 27-year-old John Zayas and 30-year-old Sophia...