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Solomon Peña pleads Not Guilty in Court Friday at Arraignment.

Solomon Peña pleads not guilty in court Friday at arraignment.   Police say Peña targeted multiple elected officials in Bernalillo County in December and January, where gunshots were fired at their homes and businesses. Peña…

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Jasmine Valdez Found Guilty

On Thursday, February 2nd, a jury convicted Jasmine Valdez of multiple crimes including Shooting At or From a Motor Vehicle Resulting in Great Bodily Harm, 3 Counts of Abuse of a Child and Aggravated Battery,…

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Solomon Peña pleads not guilty in court Friday at arraignment.

Police say Peña targeted multiple elected officials in Bernalillo County in December and January, where gunshots were fired at their homes and businesses. Peña was indicted by a grand jury on 14 criminal charges.

Those charges include - Criminal Solicitation to Commit Shooting at a Dwelling or Occupied Building (3 Counts); Shooting at a Dwelling or Occupied Building (No Great Bodily Harm) (Firearm Enhancement); or in the Alternative: Shooting at or from a Motor Vehicle (No Great Bodily Harm)(Firearm Enhancement) (3 Counts); Conspiracy to Commit Shooting at a Dwelling or Occupied Building (2 Counts); Unlawful Taking of a Motor Vehicle (2 Counts); Shooting at a Dwelling or Occupied Building (No Great Bodily Harm) (Firearm Enhancement) ; Attempt to Commit a Felony, to Wit: Aggravated Battery (Deadly Weapon) (Firearm Enhancement) ; Receipt, Transportation or Possession of a Firearm or Destructive Device by Certain Persons (2 Counts).

Defendants are presumed innocent unless they're convicted in a court of law.
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Solomon Peña pleads not guilty in court Friday at arraignment. 

Police say Peña targeted multiple elected officials in Bernalillo County in December and January, where gunshots were fired at their homes and businesses. Peña was indicted by a grand jury on 14 criminal charges.  

Those charges include - Criminal Solicitation to Commit Shooting at a Dwelling or Occupied Building (3 Counts); Shooting at a Dwelling or Occupied Building (No Great Bodily Harm) (Firearm Enhancement); or in the Alternative: Shooting at or from a Motor Vehicle (No Great Bodily Harm)(Firearm Enhancement) (3 Counts); Conspiracy to Commit Shooting at a Dwelling or Occupied Building (2 Counts); Unlawful Taking of a Motor Vehicle (2 Counts); Shooting at a Dwelling or Occupied Building (No Great Bodily Harm) (Firearm Enhancement) ; Attempt to Commit a Felony, to Wit: Aggravated Battery (Deadly Weapon) (Firearm Enhancement) ; Receipt, Transportation or Possession of a Firearm or Destructive Device by Certain Persons (2 Counts).

Defendants are presumed innocent unless theyre convicted in a court of law.

On Thursday, February 2nd, a jury convicted Jasmine Valdez of multiple crimes including Shooting At or From a Motor Vehicle Resulting in Great Bodily Harm, 3 Counts of Abuse of a Child and Aggravated Battery, Aggravated Assault Against a Household Member, 3 Counts of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor. The jury also made special findings that these crimes were committed with the use of a firearm.

On January 17, 2021, She conspired with her brother and her friend to chase her ex-girlfriend in traffic, and shoot the vehicle with multiple people inside. Two people were struck with bullets.

No sentencing date is set yet.
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On Thursday, February 2nd, a jury convicted Jasmine Valdez of multiple crimes including Shooting At or From a Motor Vehicle Resulting in Great Bodily Harm, 3 Counts of Abuse of a Child and Aggravated Battery, Aggravated Assault Against a Household Member, 3 Counts of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor. The jury also made special findings that these crimes were committed with the use of a firearm.

On January 17, 2021, She conspired with her brother and her friend to chase her ex-girlfriend in traffic, and shoot the vehicle with multiple people inside.  Two people were struck with bullets.  

No sentencing date is set yet.

Detained.

A judge has ruled two women remain in custody as their case makes its way through the judicial system.
Both have been charged in connection with three separate shootings, one leaving a teen blind in one eye and a projectile lodged in her brain.

Two other suspects in this case are due in court Friday afternoon.
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Detained.

A judge has ruled two women remain in custody as their case makes its way through the judicial system.
Both have been charged in connection with three separate shootings, one leaving a teen blind in one eye and a projectile lodged in her brain. 

Two other suspects in this case are due in court Friday afternoon.

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Very Cool! Life goals obtained!

A District Court Judge ordered Matthew Chavez to remain in custody as his case makes its way through the judicial system.
Chavez is charged with Second Degree Kidnapping with Intent to Commit a Sex Offense, Attempted Armed Robbery, Criminal Sexual Contact with a Deadly Weapon and Aggravated Assault.

Investigators say Chavez demanded sex from a Vietnamese employee at a local massage business, holding the woman at gunpoint.

The victim pretended to faint, then contacted a friend who called police.
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A District Court Judge ordered Matthew Chavez to remain in custody as his case makes its way through the judicial system. 
Chavez is charged with Second Degree Kidnapping with Intent to Commit a Sex Offense, Attempted Armed Robbery, Criminal Sexual Contact with a Deadly Weapon and Aggravated Assault. 
 
Investigators say Chavez demanded sex from a Vietnamese employee at a local massage business, holding the woman at gunpoint.

The victim pretended to faint, then contacted a friend who called police.

Detained
Pre-Trial

Today a district court judge ruled Jesse Parra will remain in custody as his case makes its way through the judicial system.
Parra is one of the suspects in the shooting death of Jada Gonzales. The shooting happened at a party in December in Albuquerque.
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Detained
Pre-Trial

Today a district court judge ruled Jesse Parra will remain in custody as his case makes its way through the judicial system.  
Parra is one of the suspects in the shooting death of Jada Gonzales.  The shooting happened at a party in December in Albuquerque.

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💙🙏💙 prayers for my nephew and my sister 🙏 we may not see or talk to each other but it still breaks my heart tht this has happened. Prayers for all parties involved ❤️💙🙏❤️💙

He threw his life in a trash can to ACT like a tough guy.... and ended an innocent life in the process. Sad and no direction.

Marcus Rowe pled guilty to Aggravated Battery, multiple counts of shooting at a dwelling or occupied building and shooting at or from a motor vehicle.

He faces up to 15 years in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for a later date.
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Marcus Rowe pled guilty to Aggravated Battery, multiple counts of shooting at a dwelling or occupied building and shooting at or from a motor vehicle.

He faces up to 15 years in prison.  Sentencing is scheduled for a later date.

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Omg he was such a good kid growing up and was raised right so sad to see this of him

He even graduated high school and all and was an athlete

Guilty.

A jury just found Donald Duquette guilty of second-degree murder, and shooting at or from a motor vehicle.

On July 15, 2019, he shot and killed Jose Diaz on Interstate 40 in Albuquerque.

Sentencing is scheduled for April.
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Guilty.  
 
A jury just found Donald Duquette guilty of second-degree murder, and shooting at or from a motor vehicle. 

On July 15, 2019, he shot and killed Jose Diaz on Interstate 40 in Albuquerque.  

Sentencing is scheduled for April.

72-year old Christian Drozier pled guilty to sexual exploitation of children (possession).

In 2022, Drozier tried to solicit sex from a 13-year old boy who was actually an undercover police officer. When investigators searched his phone they found sexually explicit photos of children.

Right now there is no sentencing date for Drozier.
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72-year old Christian Drozier pled guilty to sexual exploitation of children (possession).

In 2022, Drozier tried to solicit sex from a 13-year old boy who was actually an undercover police officer.   When investigators searched his phone they found sexually explicit photos of children. 

Right now there is no sentencing date for Drozier.
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