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31, Mar 2015 - Ex-New Mexico corrections officer pleads guilty in drug case LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Texas man has pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine when he worked as a corrections officer at a New Mexico jail. Balderrama was arrested Oct. 6 on a criminal complaint charging him with conspiracy to distribute narcotics and providing contraband in a jail facility.
16, Mar 2015 - El Dorado Woman Charged in Murder Plot Receives Sentence An El Dorado woman accused in New Mexico of trying to poison her ex-husband takes a plea deal for six months jail time.
16, Mar 2015 - New Mexico Senate passes bill easing pot penalties SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Two marijuana-related bills cleared hurdles in the New Mexico Legislature, including one passed by the Senate that would lower penalties for carrying small amounts of pot. Legislation that would eliminate jail time for offenders caught with less than an ounce of marijuana barely passed the ...
09, Mar 2015 - New Mexico House passes anti-corruption law SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The New Mexico House of Representatives has unanimously passed a law cracking down on corrupt government officials and employees. Sponsored by Majority Leader Nate Gentry the bill can add as much as an additional year of jail time for those convicted of felony corruption offenses. ...
06, Mar 2015 - Ex-wife gets 6 months in N.M. jail in poisoning probe An El Dorado woman who pleaded no contest in December to a pair of felonies related to a foiled poisoning plot against her ex-husband has been sentenced in a New Mexico court to serve six months in jail.
29, Jan 2015 - Ex-Los Alamos scientist jailed in nuclear espionage case A former scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico has been sentenced to five years in prison for passing secret US nuclear weapons data to a person he believed to be a Venezuelan government official, the FBI said.
28, Jan 2015 - Man accused of killing 2 while driving drunk allowed to go to sister's wedding For one New Mexico family, the wounds of drunk driving are reopened every time they hear a story about drunk driving. But now, the former jail guard accused of driving drunk and killing two of the family's relatives is getting a day pass from terms of release, which the family says is already too relaxed.
27, Dec 2014 - Oriana Ferrell pleads not guilty in new indictment A Tennessee woman accused of running from New Mexico State Police with her five children in her van was back in the Taos County Courthouse Tuesday. Oriana Ferrell’s story caught national attention in 2013, when dashcam video was released that showed bullets flying at her van as she drove off.
15, Dec 2014 - Report: Police shot escaped inmate 6 times CARLSBAD, N.M. (KRQE) – Newly released New Mexico State Police reports detail a wild scene before the deadly Carlsbad police shooting of 24-…
27, Nov 2014 - Crash suspect's mom: My son made a bad choice A public memorial was held Tuesday night at the University of New Mexico for two students who were killed in a car crash last Friday. Matt Grant and Briana Hilliard died when the car they were in was T-boned by a stolen truck , according to Albuquerque police. The driver of the truck, 21-year-old Joshua Leal, now faces charges of vehicular homicide in connection with both deaths. Leal told ...
26, Nov 2014 - Man allegedly hired to kill Bieber may be released Mark Staake, the man who was supposedly hired by a New Mexico inmate to kill Justin Bieber, could be released from jail soon. Staake's attorney, Jonathan Miller, said his client was never going to kill Bieber. Miller said Staake does not talk about Bieber or harbor any ill will. However, police recorded a 2012 phone call between New Mexico inmate Dana Martin and Staake. In the recording, Martin ...
07, Nov 2014 - Ex-jail captain in NM pleads guilty in sex case A former corrections supervisor at a New Mexico jail has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting three female inmates.
06, Nov 2014 - News Briefs: Lobo women’s basketball player arrested ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - News 13 has learned a University of New Mexico basketball star was arrested for domestic violence.
04, Nov 2014 - Freedom for American Marine Jailed in Mexico (CBS News) --  After seven months behind bars in a Mexican jail on federal weapons charges, a U.S. Marine veteran is finally back on American soil, returning to Miami Friday morning. "It's a victory for American veterans," said former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, who had talked to Mexican officials to urge them to release retired Marine Sgt.  Andrew Tahmooressi  on humanitarian grounds. "It ...
03, Nov 2014 - DNA from toilet leads police in New Mexico to burglary suspect Police in New Mexico say a man suspected of a $250,000 heist should have flushed the evidence he left behind
03, Nov 2014 - DNA from toilet leads police to burglary suspect in New Mexico ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Police say an Albuquerque man took a gamble on a $250,000 heist but lost after forgetting his straight flush.
29, Oct 2014 - Deputy's girlfriend hears pleas before shots fired LAS CRUCES, N.M. — Court documents say a New Mexico sheriff's deputy accused of killing a fellow deputy was talking to his girlfriend on the phone just before the shooting and the woman heard someone's pleas before gunfire rang out. Records released Wednesday say the girlfriend of Santa Fe County Deputy Tai Chan heard someone say, "Please don't, please don't." She told investigators she then ...
29, Oct 2014 - Court records: Girlfriend of New Mexico deputy hears pleas over the phone before shots fired LAS CRUCES, N.M. — Court documents say a New Mexico sheriff's deputy accused of killing a fellow deputy was talking to his girlfriend on the phone just before the shooting and the woman heard someone's pleas before gunfire rang out.
29, Oct 2014 - Records: Deputy told officers, 'I shot the guy' A New Mexico sheriff's deputy was talking to his girlfriend on the phone when the woman heard someone's pleas and then gunfire ring out. Soon after, Tai Chan, who's accused of killing a fellow deputy, ...
08, Oct 2014 - Rapist gets 90-day jail sentence A man from New Mexico was sentenced Tuesday morning to 90 days in jail and six years probation for rape.Bryan Bunion, 26, previously pleaded guilty to raping a woman in September 2013 after she lost consciousness at a party in Durango. Judge William Herringer previously rejected Bunion’s plea agreement Sept. 26. The...
23, Sep 2014 - Man killed by police in Las Cruces feared return to jail, friend says LAS CRUCES >> New details could be released this week as authorities conclude their investigation into Friday's high-speed pursuit and lengthy standoff that ended with a New Mexico State Police
24, Aug 2014 - Former lab worker Marjorie Mascheroni sentenced in nuclear secrets plot Marjorie Mascheroni, 71, has been sentenced to a year in jail for conspiring with her husband to sell nuclear secrets during their time working at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico.
24, Aug 2014 - Shopping scooter ride leads to jail ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque, New Mexico, man is facing charges after police say he drove a stolen electric shopping cart to meet with his probation officer. read more
22, Aug 2014 - Driver who killed Utah bicyclist pleads guilty to misdemeanor, D.A. wants law revised SALT LAKE CITY — The 79-year-old driver who hit and killed a bicyclist in Millcreek Canyon quietly pleaded guilty to a class “B” misdemeanor. That conviction would land David Bertleson, the driver from New Mexico, up to six months in jail. Bertleson struck 60-year-old Anthony Quinn, a third district court judge, while the victim was […]
20, Aug 2014 - Stolen shopping scooter ride leads to jail ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque, New Mexico, man is facing charges after police say he drove a stolen electric shopping cart to meet with his probation officer.
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