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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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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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District Attorney Raúl Torrez and APD Chief Harold Medina Seek Release of GPS Information for Dangerous, Repeat Defendants

Lawsuit filed by Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office Seeks to Compel the Second Judicial District Court to Produce GPS Data for Certain Dangerous, Repeat Defendants Released on GPS Monitors Today Bernalillo County District Attorney RaúlTorrez…

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Luis Chaparro Found Guilty of Shooting at or From a Motor Vehicle and Criminal Damage to Property

Preventative detention motion was denied for this case, and six months later defendant was charged with first degree murder Yesterday evening a jury found Luis Chaparro guilty of shooting at or from a motor vehicle,…

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District Attorney Raúl Torrez Files Petition Against Facebook as Part of Civil Suit Taking on Far-Right Extremism

Petition filed by Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office Seeks to Enforce Subpoena for Account Information for Members of An Extremist Militia Group Today Bernalillo County District Attorney RaúlTorrez filed a Petition to Enforce a Subpoena…

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International District Gun Violence Prevention Mural Unveiled

The International District has a new mural created to raise awareness and speak out against gun violence in the community. The mural, located behind Endorphin Power Company, was directed by New Mexicans to Prevent Gun…

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Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office Seek Volunteers for Victim Resource Center

The Bernalillo District Attorney’s Victim Resource Center’s advocates and volunteers have been working remotely since the beginning of the pandemic. Now, the Center is preparing to provide more in-person services, just in time for Domestic…

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Lucas Herron Found Guilty of Second Degree Murder for the Stabbing Death of Daniel Sandoval

This evening a jury found Lucas Herron guilty of second degree murder, two counts of tampering with evidence, and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Herron is convicted of stabbing to…

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Supreme Court Grants Emergency Writ, Remanding Jerome Gutierrez Back Into Custody Pending Detention Hearing

This afternoon the New Mexico Supreme Court granted the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s petition for a writ of superintending control, directing the district court to remand Jerome Gutierrez back into custody until his next detention…

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Assistant District Attorneys Learn from Drug Court Professionals from Across the Nation

It’s not everyday that prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges, police officers and mental health professionals get the opportunity to share experiences and learn about best practices from each other. But several attorneys in the Bernalillo County…

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Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office Receives Funding for Additional Courthouse Facility Animal

Soon, the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office will have a new employee to help support victims through the trauma of testifying in court. Only this team member won’t carry a briefcase and won’t be wearing…

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Anthony Cruz Found Guilty of Criminal Sexual Penetration and False Imprisonment

Yesterday evening a jury found Anthony Cruz guilty of criminal sexual penetration and false imprisonment. Cruz could face up to 12 and ½  years in prison.  In May of 2020 the victim and her boyfriend…

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Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Lawsuit Against Extremist Militia for June 2020 Onate Statue Wins Significant Procedural Victory

Yesterday District Court Judge Elaine Lujan denied the New Mexico Civil Guard’s (NMCG) attempt to end the litigation brought by Bernalillo County District Attorney Raul Torrez, ruling that the lawsuit may proceed. The lawsuit argues…

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Keyvin Silva Munoz Found Guilty of Aggravated Burglary with a Deadly Weapon for 2020 House Party Shooting

This afternoon a jury found Keyvin Silva Munoz guilty of aggravated burglary with a deadly weapon and bribery of a witness. Munoz could face up to 12 years in prison; his sentencing will take place…

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