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David Sarver Found Guilty of Two Counts of Criminal Sexual Penetration and Kidnapping 

David Sarver Found Guilty of Two Counts of Criminal Sexual Penetration and Kidnapping  Albuquerque, NM – Today, a jury found David Sarver guilty of two counts of Criminal Sexual Penetration of a Child Under 13,…

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The Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office Partners with International District Organizations to Kickoff Free Laundry Service Event, Amor y Lavado 

The Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office Partners with International District Organizations to Kickoff Free Laundry Service Event, Amor y Lavado  This Family Friendly Event Will Provide Free Laundry Services, Free Food, Games, and Live Music…

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Paul Sandoval Found Guilty of Criminal Sexual Penetration of a Minor and Criminal Sexual Contact of a Minor

Paul Sandoval Found Guilty of Criminal Sexual Penetration of a Minor and Criminal Sexual Contact of a Minor Albuquerque, NM – Today, a jury found Paul Sandoval guilty of all seven counts he was charged…

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The Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office Donates Hundreds of Personal Care Items and Toys to Benefit All Faith’s Children Advocacy Center

The Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office Donates Hundreds of Personal Care Items and Toys to Benefit All Faith’s Children Advocacy Center The Drop Off Event is in Recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child…

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 Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office, RS21 and The Business Coalition for a Better Albuquerque Unveil the Future of Criminal Data Platforms

Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office, RS21, and The Business Coalition for a Better Albuquerque Unveil the Future of Criminal Data Platforms Albuquerque, N.M. – Today, the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office, the Business Coalition for…

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New Mexico Supreme Court Reverses Adrian Avila’s Pretrial Release

New Mexico Supreme Court Reverses Adrian Avila’s Pretrial Release Albuquerque, N.M. – Today the New Mexico Supreme Court granted an appeal filed by the Second Judicial District Attorney’s Office after a District Court in Albuquerque…

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Lucas Herron Sentenced to 19 and a Half Years in Prison For the Stabbing Death of Daniel Sandoval

Lucas Herron Sentenced to 19 and a Half Years in Prison For the Stabbing Death of Daniel Sandoval Albuquerque, NM – This morning, a judge sentenced Lucas Herron to 19 and a half years in…

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William Baca Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for the 2019 Death of Annette Armijo

William Baca Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for the 2019 Death of Annette Armijo Albuquerque, NM – This afternoon, William Baca was sentenced to serve 12 years in the Department of Corrections for second…

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Nicolaus Montoya Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison for the 2020 Death of Taylor Stevens-Smith 

Nicolaus Montoya Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison for the 2020 Death of Taylor Stevens-Smith  Albuquerque, NM – This afternoon, Nicolaus Montoya was sentenced to serve 18 years in the Department of Corrections for second…

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District Attorney Asks for Default Judgment Against Extremist Group After Militia Leader Destroys Evidence 

District Attorney Asks for Default Judgment Against Extremist Group After Militia Leader Destroys Evidence  Albuquerque, NM – Bernalillo County District Attorney Raul Torrez filed a motion for default judgment against the extremist militia group known…

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The Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office Files an Appeal to Reverse Adrian Avila’s Release from Custody on Multiple Charges of Murder

The Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office Files an Appeal to Reverse Adrian Avila’s Release from Custody on Multiple Charges of Murder Albuquerque, N.M. – Today the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office filed an appeal with…

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The Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office Partners with International District Organizations to Host Cuts for Communities 

The Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office Partners with International District Organizations to Host Cuts for Communities  Through a Federal Grant, This Event Will Provide Free Haircuts for Kids in the International District Albuquerque, N.M. –…

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Bernalillo County District Attorney Raul Torrez Joins More than 90 Criminal Justice Leaders to Urge Texas Court to Stop the State From Targeting Transgender Kids and Their Parents

Current and Former Elected Prosecutors, Attorneys General and Law Enforcement Leaders, and Former DOJ Officials and Judges File Amicus Brief Arguing that the Governor’s Anti-Trans Directive Threatens Lives and Undermines Public Safety   Austin, TX…

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Nathaniel Hernandez Found Guilty of First Degree Felony Murder for the Death of Jeff Baca

Nathaniel Hernandez Found Guilty of First Degree Felony Murder for the Death of Jeff Baca Albuquerque, N.M. – This morning a jury found Nathaniel Hernandez guilty of first degree felony murder a lesser included of…

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Tom Outler

Remembering Tom Outler

We are sad to share that our former colleague and friend, Chief Deputy District Attorney, Tom Outler passed away last weekend. Tom had a distinguished legal career in private practice and government employment before becoming…

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District Attorney Raúl Torrez Responds to Legislative Finance Committee Memo

Today Bernalillo County District Attorney RaúlTorrez sent a response letter to the Legislative Finance Committee and other public officials correcting a number of mistakes contained in a memo sent to lawmakers last Monday. “Over the…

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The Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office Solves 1997 Rape Cold Case Through Forensic Genealogy

Today, Bernalillo County District Attorney Raúl Torrez announced the arrest of Edward Duran for a 1997 rape that took place in Northeast Albuquerque. DA Torrez was joined by Connie Monahan, Executive Director of SANE, who…

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Indian Affairs Department and Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office Designate Special Subunit to Help Solve Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Relatives Cases

Today, Bernalillo County District Attorney Raúl Torrez and New Mexico Indian Affairs Department Secretary Lynn Trujillo announced a memorandum of understanding that would form a specialized Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Relatives (MMIWR) Task…

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