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Bernalillo County District Attorney's Office

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Our services provide victims with the resources and support to navigate through the criminal justice system.

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Our Office continues to fight for transparency, accountability and
transformations within our criminal justice system.

Initiatives

Using data-driven strategies, our team implements cutting-edge
approaches to fight crime and keep our community safe.

Community Action

Our community based programs are designed to meet the specific needs
of Bernalillo County, promoting a stronger and safer society.

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Jeremiah Lopez Found Guilty of First Degree Murder for the Strangling Death of Krishauna Perez

Albuquerque, NM – Today, a jury found Jeremiah Lopez guilty of first degree murder, felony murder, false imprisonment and three counts of criminal sexual penetration. The trial lasted seven days and the jury deliberated for…

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Scam Alert: Scammers Claiming to be District Attorney Investigators Demanding Money and Personal Information

Albuquerque, NM – The Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office has received multiple reports from members of the public who have received phone calls from individuals claiming to be investigators with our office. The DA’s Office…

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The International Association of Chiefs of Police visited our office this week to tour the work of our Community Based Crime Reduction grant. IACP has been an essential partner in helping facilitate our CBCR grant which launched our Mobile Resource Center that has brought several events to our community; coats for communities, cuts for communities and others! #partnership #FederalGrants ... See MoreSee Less

The International Association of Chiefs of Police visited our office this week to tour the work of our Community Based Crime Reduction grant. IACP has been an essential partner in helping facilitate our CBCR grant which launched our Mobile Resource Center that has brought several events to our community; coats for communities, cuts for communities and others! #partnership #FederalGrants

Scam alert: We are still receiving reports that an individual is calling New Mexico residents and claiming to be an investigator with our office. The DA’s Office strongly encourages the public to remain vigilant and to not provide personal information during these calls.

The scammers are claiming that the individuals have missed grand jury hearings and are subject to fines and criminal charges.

Those who receive these calls are encouraged not to provide personal information and to report these scams to our office by calling 505-222-1099 or submitting these incidents through our website: ow.ly/fzzu50JuQ2b
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Scam alert: We are still receiving reports that an individual is calling New Mexico residents and claiming to be an investigator with our office. The DA’s Office strongly encourages the public to remain vigilant and to not provide personal information during these calls. 

The scammers are claiming that the individuals have missed grand jury hearings and are subject to fines and criminal charges. 

Those who receive these calls are encouraged not to provide personal information and to report these scams to our office by calling 505-222-1099 or submitting these incidents through our website: http://ow.ly/fzzu50JuQ2b

Today also gives us a chance to recognize and reflect on the roles fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers and father figures play in our lives. No matter what this day means to you, we wish you the best and hope you take care of yourselves and others. ... See MoreSee Less

Today also gives us a chance to recognize and reflect on the roles fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers and father figures play in our lives. No matter what this day means to you, we wish you the best and hope you take care of yourselves and others.

Juneteenth commemorates the official end of slavery in the U.S., marking the day that over 250,000 enslaved Black people in Texas were finally freed on June 19, 1865, after being left unaware of abolition for more than 2 years after the Emancipation Proclamation. We celebrate and honor the strength and courage of the Black community, today and always, and recognize that there is still work to do in ensuring true racial equality and justice. Happy Juneteenth! ... See MoreSee Less

Juneteenth commemorates the official end of slavery in the U.S., marking the day that over 250,000 enslaved Black people in Texas were finally freed on June 19, 1865, after being left unaware of abolition for more than 2 years after the Emancipation Proclamation. We celebrate and honor the strength and courage of the Black community, today and always, and recognize that there is still work to do in ensuring true racial equality and justice. Happy Juneteenth!

Today, a jury found Jeremiah Lopez guilty of first degree murder, felony murder, false imprisonment and three counts of criminal sexual penetration. The trial lasted seven days and the jury deliberated for only two hours before serving a guilty conviction.

"Today we convicted a man who selfishly took the life of Krishauna Perez. The posters you see hanging over I-25 and I-40 say 'Krishy Strong' as Krishauna was a strong woman who was a beloved mother, daughter, granddaughter and giver," said #BernCoDA Raul Torrez. "This case was hard fought by our prosecutors who provided expert testimony and presented a strong case to the jury. I thank members of the jury for their service and for holding Mr. Lopez accountable for his actions. Today and always we remain 'Krishy Strong'."
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Today, a jury found Jeremiah Lopez guilty of first degree murder, felony murder, false imprisonment and three counts of criminal sexual penetration. The trial lasted seven days and the jury deliberated for only two hours before serving a guilty conviction. 

Today we convicted a man who selfishly took the life of Krishauna Perez. The posters you see hanging over I-25 and I-40 say Krishy Strong as Krishauna was a strong woman who was a beloved mother, daughter, granddaughter and giver, said #BernCoDA Raul Torrez. This case was hard fought by our prosecutors who provided expert testimony and presented a strong case to the jury. I thank members of the jury for their service and for holding Mr. Lopez accountable for his actions. Today and always we remain Krishy Strong.

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Thank you DA procecuters 12 members of the jury, APD and all the judicial staff! Today justice was served! 💜Krishy Strong 💜

Fantastic prosecution team. Great job.

Truly, wonderful work by the prosecution Team. Krishy Strong!

That is fantastic news... Now let's work just as hard to put these other offenders away or keep them put away.. Way to go!!!. #krishystrong

That’s great news!!

Finally some justice!!

Awesome News!

G rea t news when justice is served.

Woohoo!!

Good!!

Fab!

Kudos to all involved in prosecuting this criminal. But you need to work as hard for all criminals and crime in New Mexico. Too many are enabled by being released to commit further crimes such as this. Nip all criminals in the bud so to speak by seeking the maximum penalty to fit whatever crime is committed.

So now he gets to stay alive and get free medical care , 3 hot meals a day and a nice warm bed . All that the tax payers get to pay for . This is what’s wrong with the system . Stop wasting money and bring back death by firing squad . You take a life then yours needs to be taken as well .

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On this day in 1885 President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the national observance of Flag Day. Today we celebrate the history and symbolism of the American flag and our New Mexico flag as today also marks #NationalNewMexicoDay! ... See MoreSee Less

Yesterday, Albuquerque joined 17 other cities in National Gun Buyback Day. We are proud to have partnered with New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence, Albuquerque Police Department and La Mesa Presbyterian Church to launch the first-ever Guns To Gardens - National Buyback Day, which allowed members of the public to safely surrender unwanted firearms. These firearms were then dismantled and forged into garden tools, which will be given to schools throughout the International District for use in their community gardens.

“Albuquerque joined a national movement to safely take unwanted guns out of our communities. Like so many other District Attorneys, I have met with too many families who have been victimized by gun violence. Enough is enough. We need to take a comprehensive approach to ending gun violence, from gun buybacks to common sense background checks to proactive interventions against gang violence such as violence intervention programs.” - #BernCoDA Raul Torrez
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Thank you and that was a good day!

He is now attacking me and this needs to stop!!!

Take a moment and look at my profile he is not good as I see now with his name in question. he is not retired as he told me and he is also not David Gonzales. David looks so much more realistic and a perfect cop but not this monster name Manny gonzales who now is libal for messing with my rights

this needs attention. Manuel Gonzales calling cops on me and following me around the city. PLEASE. HE LIES AND SLANDERS ABOUT ME. HATEFUL AND I KNOW HE KILLED THE GUY IN WHAT I SAW FROM LOOKING AT THESE POSTS. THE KID AND HIS FAMILY DESERVES JUSTICE. MANUEL GONZALES IS NOT A GOOD PERSON

Today our office secured two convictions. One against Greg Matthew Sanchez who was found guilty at trial of battery upon a peace officer, resisting evading or obstructing an officer and criminal trespass. The other conviction was served today against James Maxwell Chaney who was found guilty at trial of possession of visual medium of sexual exploitation (child under 13 years old). Our teams worked tirelessly to present these cases in court and justice was served. #BernCoDA #Conviction ... See MoreSee Less

Today our office secured two convictions. One against Greg Matthew Sanchez who was found guilty at trial of battery upon a peace officer, resisting evading or obstructing an officer and criminal trespass. The other conviction was served today against James Maxwell Chaney who was found guilty at trial of possession of visual medium of sexual exploitation (child under 13 years old). Our teams worked tirelessly to present these cases in court and justice was served. #BernCoDA #ConvictionImage attachment

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What were their sentences?

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