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Santa Fe judge to resign amid DWI charges

29 Views   SANTA FE, N.M. — A Santa Fe magistrate judge reportedly agreed to resign from his position as he faces charges for an alleged DWI crash in February. New Mexico’s judicial standards commission approved Judge Dev Atma Khalsa’s resignation. Now, the state Supreme Court has to approve it before the

‘Rust’ prosecution money went to convicted felon

39 Views   The DA’s office hired a paralegal who had lost his law license. SANTA FE, N.M. — Hundreds of thousands of dollars of taxpayer money has gone to prosecute three people, including actor Alec Baldwin, in connection with the “Rust” movie set shooting. And some of that money has gone

Newborn found dead in hospital trash, Artesia woman charged

45 Views   ARTESIA, N.M. (KRQE) — A 19-year-old in Artesia is charged with murder. She’s accused of leaving her newborn in a hospital bathroom trash can. Investigators said Alexee Trevizo went to the emergency room in January for back pains and was told she was pregnant.

‘Rust’ movie medic gets $1.15 million partial settlement

44 Views   SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico judge has approved a $1.15 million settlement between a medic who worked on the “Rust” film set and one of several defendants she accused of negligence in the fatal 2021 shooting of a cinematographer by Alec Baldwin during a rehearsal.

Sentencing for teen who threw baby in dumpster

42 Views   NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Alexis Avila is scheduled to be sentenced Monday, May 1, 2023, for throwing her baby into a Hobbs dumpster in January 2022. She faces a maximum of 18 years after a jury found her guilty of child abuse resulting in great bodily harm and attempted first-degree murder.

DA appoints 2 special prosecutors in ‘Rust’ case

162 Views   SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico First Judicial District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies announced attorneys Kari Morrissey and Jason Lewis to serve as special prosecutors in the ‘Rust’ fatal shooting case.