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The Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office Wins IPRA Lawsuit Ordering Production of GPS Data

Lawsuit filed in December of 2021 Sought to Compel the Second Judicial District Court to Produce GPS Data for Certain Dangerous, Repeat Defendants on GPS Monitors Albuquerque, N.M. – Monday, District Court Judge James A….

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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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National Gun Buyback Day Comes to Albuquerque 

Albuquerque, N.M. — Across the country, gun buybacks have become an effective tool to make our communities safer by removing unwanted guns. Now, for the first time, gun violence prevention organizations and faith-based groups are…

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National Safety Month Sparks Gun Safety Awareness Event on June 4

Free Gun Locks, Raffle for Biometric Gun Safes, Live Demonstration of Guns Forged into Garden Tools and a live performance by the La Mesa Elementary School Baile Folklórico Albuquerque, N.M. – Over the last decade,…

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The Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office Unveils New Referral Program, UP.L.I.F.T., to Combat Adverse Childhood Experiences

UP.L.I.F.T Stands for Upstream Life Investments for Tomorrow Albuquerque, N.M. – It’s not news to say that the State of New Mexico is struggling with turning the tide on criminal activity. The Bernalillo County District…

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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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