Gabrielle Burkhart, KRQE News 13

Gabrielle Burkhart

KRQE News 13

New Mexico, United States

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Past articles by Gabrielle:

Neighbors claim accused killer shot through ceiling weeks before murders

Warning some of the video from the case may be disturbing for some. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Violent threats, shots through an apartment floor, and a pair of double murders. For families caught in the middle of it, they believe tragedy could have been prevented. KRQE Investigates takes viewers through the harrowing case of John Paul Ballejos. […] → Read More

VIDEO: Man who escaped custody caught and released again

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (KRQE) – He’s been in and out of jail again and again for stolen cars. In one case, he simply let himself out of a state police holding cell, escaping in handcuffs. Now, as KRQE News 13 investigative reporter Gabrielle Burkhart found, this repeat offender is back in trouble and back out on the […] → Read More

VIDEO: Nuisance neighbor wreaking havoc on Albuquerque block

Cameras captured the woman yelling obscenities at strangers and shouting threats at neighbors out on a walk. Cameras also captured the woman spraying her next-door neighbors and their home surveillance cameras with a water hose while they were outside barbecuing in their own backyard. → Read More

NMDOT-owned vacant homes causing nuisance in Belen

While the NMDOT’s priority is maintaining roadways, a spokseperson said they’ll have maintenance crews do at least monthly checks on the vacant properties in Belen. Neighbors claim that’s not enough. → Read More

What’s driving New Mexico’s Fentanyl Crisis?

Note: Warning, some of the video in this story is disturbing. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – There’s a new drug of choice in New Mexico causing problems like the state’s never seen before. So why is Fentanyl so prevalent in New Mexico? KRQE Investigates highlighted some of the challenges our state is up against, particularly regarding the […] → Read More

Michelle Lujan Grisham reelected as governor

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Democratic incumbent Michelle Lujan Grisham has won New Mexico’s governor race. Recent polling had the New Mexico governor’s race tight in the last few weeks. Lujan Grisham’s victory party has been filled with hundreds of supporters. Earlier today, the governor said she wasn’t surprised to see the race between her and Republican […] → Read More

VIDEO: Woman admits to taking Fentanyl, falls asleep with baby in car

An Albuquerque police officer's lapel camera shows him responding to a call last year from concerned neighbors around 10:30 p.m. saying a woman was passed out at the wheel in the middle of the road. → Read More

Who Has A Better Financial Plan For New Mexico?

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Inflation rates are at the highest they’ve been in decades, and wages have not always been unable to keep up with rising costs in New Mexico. Between gas, food, and housing, there are still a lot of people struggling. So with midterm elections just one week away, which gubernatorial candidate has a […] → Read More

Man behind Epstein ranch fake deed accused of hiring hitman

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – A Florida man KRQE News 13 exposed in an investigation for fraudulently filing deeds for Jeffrey Epstein’s New Mexico ranch is now accused of hiring a hitman to cover up his federal crimes. Mystery, money, and sex scandals surround the sprawling Zorro ranch near Stanley, New Mexico, once owned by convicted […] → Read More

VIDEO: Man escapes police custody in handcuffs

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (KRQE) – Law enforcement officers have expressed frustrations about “catch and release,” when criminals are let out of jail shortly after they’re booked. But in this case, one man was able to let himself slip away from custody, escaping from a police station. Lapel video from New Mexico State Police officers last month […] → Read More

Albuquerque city bus violence pushes councilor to demand changes

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – KRQE Investigates showed viewers the disturbing surveillance video of the violence on city buses in Albuquerque. When a city councilor saw those videos, she took action. Just this year, City of Albuquerque bus drivers have been punched, slapped, shot at, and attacked. KRQE Investigates uncovered an uptick in reported violence against city […] → Read More

Albuquerque bus drivers speak out about violence

KRQE Investigates obtained the numbers and the disturbing video to show people what's happening on City of Albuquerque buses. Bus drivers are also speaking out, worried for their safety and the safety of other passengers. → Read More

Raul Torrez projected to win attorney general race

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It’s been a heated campaign between Torrez and Colon. Supporters have been trickling in since the polls closed at 7 p.m. and Torrez said he went into the day feeling confident. Torrez was sworn in as the Bernalillo County District Attorney in January 2017 and has suggested his years as a prosecutor give […] → Read More

New Mexico News Podcast: Ranchers evacuate largest wildfire in state history

This week on the podcast, Chris McKee and Gabrielle Burkhart hear from a ranch manager in the Las Vegas area. Lydia Kyle describes hauling her horses, husband, and three young children out of harm's way in the dark as they witnessed 300-foot flames. → Read More

New Mexico woman fighting surprise foreclosure thought she paid off home

“I would work over 60 hours a week,” Zaragoza said. Before retiring, she took care of sick and elderly patients in their homes for a home healthcare company. → Read More

A look inside Albuquerque’s unarmed emergency response

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Homelessness, addiction, and mental health are issues that can fuel crime in Albuquerque. A relatively new unarmed department of behavioral health responders is tasked with taking on some of those calls, and taking some of the load off of police and fire crews. Is it working? KRQE Investigative Reporter Gabrielle Burkhart takes […] → Read More

District Attorney: No more probation deals in fleeing cases

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – It seems like we’re seeing and reporting more and more cases where suspects take off from police, leading them on dangerous chases. In Santa Fe, the numbers back that up. So the District Attorney there says she’s toughening their policy on anyone who leads police on a chase. It’s been in the […] → Read More

Accused killer reveals he was questioned by officers

In at least one of the murders, the self-proclaimed killer was right under investigators' noses. Paul Apodaca, now in his 50s, told detectives he hung around one of the crime scenes in 1989 and spoke to an officer. → Read More

New Mexico News Podcast: West Mesa Murders, Part 2

Co-founder of Street Safe New Mexico, Christine Barber offers her take on the city's notorious West Mesa murder case. A non-profit, Street Safe began in response to the West Mesa murders, in part, seeking to make sure another case like it would never occur in Albuquerque again. → Read More

Video: Suspected serial killer’s chilling confession

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – More than 30 years since young women were inexplicably killed in Albuquerque, a middle-aged man came forward in a bombshell confession to Albuquerque police. And in newly released footage, KRQE Investigative Reporter Gabrielle Burkhart obtained the alleged killer’s chilling confession to detectives. A warning: the details he shares are disturbing. “It’s taken me […] → Read More