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Elexus Groves Found Guilty of Homicide by Vehicle for the 2017 Stolen Vehicle Crash Resulting in Death of Mother and Daughter

This afternoon a jury found Elexus Groves guilty of homicide by vehicle by reckless driving, knowingly leaving the scene of an accident, great bodily injury by vehicle by reckless driving, unlawful taking of a motor…

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John Dent Found Guilty of First Degree Kidnapping, Rape, and Aggravated Battery

After a six-day trial, a jury found John Dent guilty, on all six counts, of first degree kidnapping, criminal sexual penetration, aggravated battery against a household member (strangulation), aggravated battery against a household member (great…

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Community Update: April 25, 2018 Case Review and Declination of Juan Saucedo Sr.

The District Attorney’s Office shares the community’s outrage and sadness over the tragic shooting death of Washington Middle School student Bennie Hargrove. While we await a formal referral from the Albuquerque Police Department, we want…

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Izaiah Garcia Found Guilty of First Degree Murder of Sandia High School Student Sean Markey

This morning a jury found Izaiah Garcia guilty of first-degree murder (depraved mind murder) and guilty of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon with a firearm enhancement. The jury did not fill out the verdict…

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Vincente Garcia Found Guilty by Jury on 12 Counts of Sexual Abuse of a Minor

This morning a jury found Vincente Garcia guilty on all 12 counts from the indictment; five counts of criminal sexual penetration in the second degree (child 13-18), three counts of criminal sexual contact of a…

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Bernalillo County District Attorney Taking National Leadership Role to Address Systemic Inequities

Bernalillo County District Attorney Raúl Torrez along with 14 other prosecutors across the U.S. have joined Measures for Justice, the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, and Tableau Foundation on a new initiative to develop tools and…

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Deputy District Attorney Discusses the Importance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Meet Lee Hood, Deputy District Attorney and Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) Supervisor. Lee has been an attorney for over 30 years and has been working at the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office since 2017….

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Women’s History Month: Michelle Padilla

Meet Michelle Padilla, the Director of Pre-Prosecution Diversion at our office. Michelle has served hundreds of clients during her 16-year tenure. She is committed to improving the lives of those who have been impacted by…

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Women’s History Month: Tiffany Corn

Meet Tiffany Corn, Victim Witness Specialist for our Major Crimes Division. Tiffany was born and raised in Roswell, N.M. eventually moving to Albuquerque ten years ago to help a family member who was almost killed…

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Jerry Lopez Found Guilty of August 2019 Dollar General Robbery

Jerry Lopez was found guilty of one count of robbery and one count of assault for his role in the August 2019 robbery of a Dollar General store off Coors Blvd. in southwest Albuquerque. During…

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Women’s History Month: Nicole Morales

Meet Nicole Morales,Probation Counselor for our Pre-Prosecution Diversion Program. Nicole is a New Mexico native, born in Alamogordo and raised in Albuquerque. She received her bachelor’s degree in criminology from the University of New Mexico….

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Women’s History Month: Crystal Rubio

Meet Crystal Rubio, a Victim Witness Assistant within our Major Crimes Division. Crystal’s background revolves around early childhood education which makes her a great fit for her current role as a Victim Witness Assistant. She…

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Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office Breakdown by Gender

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Women’s History Month: Amanda Gurule

Meet Amanda Gurule, the Staff Supervisor of the Metro Division at the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office. She is a graduate of West Mesa high school and the University of New Mexico. Amanda has been…

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Women’s History Month: Mary Hoch

Meet Mary Hoch, Program Administrator for the Special Programs Unit at the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office where she has worked since November 1998 when she began as a secretary.  She stated her greatest accomplishments…

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Court Grants Motion to Dismiss Civil Guard’s Countersuit Against the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office

Albuquerque, NM – The 2nd Judicial Court has granted the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office’s motion to dismiss counterclaims by members of the New Mexico Civil Guard (NMCG) who said the District Attorney’s Office violated…

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Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office’s New Victim Service Director is Dedicated to Serving the Community

Albuquerque, NM – Vickie Duran has had an impressive career in criminal justice spanning 35 years, but advocating for victims is work she says fills her soul. A self-described “servant-leader,” Duran recently started as the…

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Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office Crime Strategies Unit Launches Shooting Dashboard

Albuquerque, NM – The Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office recently launched an internal platform that tracks reported shootings with injury or homicide throughout the city.  The dashboard is a centralized place to access data on…

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