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Mistrial declared in 1997 homicide case

jurors failed to reach a unanimous verdict in the case against the man accused of killin → Read More

District judge candidate acknowledges 2018 tax lien

Jennifer J. Wernersbach An Albuquerque district judge running in a Democratic primary acknowledged she had been subjected to a state tax lien after indicating otherwise on a Journal questionnaire. Judge Jennifer Wernersbach said Monday that she didn’t recall receiving the lien demanding payment of $1,240 for unpaid taxes from the 2016 filing period. Wernersbach faces challenger Emeterio Rudolfo… → Read More

PNM sued over deadly Ruidoso-area blaze

Public Service Company of New Mexico is being sued for poorly maintained powerlines that contributed to the McBride Fire in Ruidoso in April. (Roberto E. Rosales/ Albuquerque Journal) Copyright © 2022 Albuquerque Journal A wildfire that killed two people and destroyed more than 200 homes in the Ruidoso area last month might have been avoided if the Public Service Company of New Mexico had better… → Read More

Verdict reached in murder trial of teen charged with killing JB White

SANTA FE — A jury found Estevan Montoya guilty of first-degree murder and other crimes Tuesday in the 2020 shooting death of basketball standout Fedonta “JB” White. Montoya, 18, was tried as an adult even though he was 16 at the time of the fatal shooting at a house party in Chupadero, a rural community […] → Read More

Defendant says he shot JB White 'to stop him'

Montoya takes stand, says SF basketball star chased him, was about to 'throw a power punch' → Read More

Judge mulls sanctions against defense team in Victoria Martens' death case

Private investigator representing suspect communicated with Martens’ mother without permission, prosecutors say → Read More

Five arrested in 2020 killing in Taos County

Key information about the crime was sent to police in a letter from a witness → Read More

ABQ man gets life in beating death of daughter

Father said 5-year-old's refusal to do homework 'triggered' him → Read More

ABQ man faces life in beating death of 4-year-old boy

Boy's death has also resulted in criminal charges against the boy's mother and Marquez's girlfriend → Read More

Wildfires in New Mexico

A look at the most destructive blazes in New Mexico history → Read More

Man claims self defense in shooting death of UNM basketball recruit

SANTA FE — Standout basketball player Fedonta “JB” White was ready for a fight in the moments before he was fatally shot at a party near Santa Fe, an attorney for the man on trial in the athlete’s 2020 death told jurors Wednesday. Estevan Montoya, 18, is being tried as an adult on a charge […] → Read More

Jury deadlocks in murder trial of ABQ teenager

A jury deadlocked Monday in the murder trial of Noah Duran, who prosecutors alleged fatally shot a man at North Domingo Baca Park in Northeast Albuquerque in 2020. Jurors deadlocked on all five counts, including first-degree murder and aggravated robbery in the shooting death of 22-year-old Elijah Mirabal. Second Judicial District Judge Bruce Fox declared […] → Read More

Bashir sentenced to 3 years in separate case

He pleaded no contest in December 2019 to shooting at/from a motor vehicle and contributin → Read More

Kelley sentenced to 44 years in child's 2016 killing

A judge on Thursday sentenced Jessica Kelley to 44 years in prison for her role in one of the city’s most high profile crimes — the 2016 death and dismemberment of 10-year-old Victoria Martens. Kelley, 37, pleaded no contest in January 2019 to six felony crimes, including reckless child abuse resulting in the death of […] → Read More

State auditor intervening in Santa Fe finances

Office says "worsening fiscal mismanagement" has made it impossible for a accounting firm to perform audit → Read More

District Courts call on retired judges for criminal case backlogs

Settlement conferences used to help negotiate plea agreements → Read More

Former APD chief refiles whistleblower suit against city

Geier alleges officials undermined reform efforts in the department → Read More

Supreme Court reverses pretrial release of man charged in two murders

An 18-year-old charged in two separate homicides will be heading back to jail after the state Supreme Court ruled that an Albuquerque judge made the wrong call when he ordered the teen released on a GPS monitor while he awaits trial. The March 22 decision to release Adrian Avila pending trial drew fire from Albuquerque […] → Read More

Appeals Court: Records of university fundraising groups are public

The records of university foundations and athletic booster clubs are not exempt from the state’s transparency law, the New Mexico Court of Appeals said in an opinion issued Thursday. A three-judge panel issued the opinion in response to an appeal from the University of New Mexico Foundation and the Lobo Club in two district court […] → Read More

Man sentenced to 19½ years for fatal stabbing at an ABQ supermarket

A judge sentenced a 31-year-old Albuquerque man to 19½ years in prison Tuesday for the 2018 stabbing death of Daniel Sandoval, 48, at the entrance of an Albertsons Market. A 2nd Judicial District Court jury in October found Lucas Herron guilty of second-degree murder, two counts of tampering with evidence and contributing to the delinquency […] → Read More