From Meridith Edwards, Rick Martin and Melissa Gray / CNN
Sheriff’s investigators combed through what one called a “horrific” crime scene Sunday after the shooting deaths of five people, three of them children, at a home outside Albuquerque, New Mexico.
A well-known local pastor and four of his relatives were among the victims, according to those who knew him. Each victim was shot multiple times, said Lt. Sid Covington of the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department, and one of the weapons used was what he described as an assault rifle. Sheriff Dan Houston said a 15-year-old boy, who [...]
Northern NM homicides drug cartel related
As if four homicides within weeks of each other wasn’t already enough, the Rio Arriba County Sheriff says there is no doubt the execution style killings are Mexican drug cartel related.
Earlier this month two bodies were found inside a travel trailer in Hernandez.
The victims were identified as Gino Valdez and Matthew Maestas. Both were killed in an execution style – each with five gunshot wounds hit point blank in the head.
A similar scene was discovered less than two weeks later. Two burned bodies were found in a torched [...]
KHQ.COM: A ten-year-old boy was tasered by a police officer with 50,000 volts of electricity on a school playground after refusing to clean the officer’s car.
According to the complaint filed in court the officer was at Tularosa New Mexico Intermediate School for a career day. The boy was playing on the playground with a group of friends when officer Webb asked the boys who would like to clean his patrol car. A number of the boys volunteered, except for the victim who jokingly said he wouldn’t.
The officer responded to the boy’s sarcastic remark by saying, [...]