Homicide

Crisis intervention officer recalls standoff in police trial

ALBUQUERQUE – An Albuquerque police officer trained to handle encounters with the mentally ill had spent more than an hour with a homeless man on a hillside, telling him to drop his knives while...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Jurors deliberate fate of man in 2007 sex assault case

Editor’s note: This story contains material that might be disturbing to readers. By Shane Benjamin Herald Staff Writer For the third time in eight years, jurors on Tuesday began deliberating the...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawyers give 2 versions of deadly standoff

ALBUQUERQUE – The chaotic, final seconds of the Albuquerque Police Department’s deadly standoff with a homeless man unfolded as a K-9 handler and police service dog came within feet of the man and...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Third trial for Shiprock man underway in Durango

Editor’s note: This story contains disturbing details of a sexual assault. Herald Staff Report A third trial for a suspect in a 2007 sexual assault case began Monday with jury selection and an...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man convicted of ’95 murder to be resentenced in Durango

A Durango man who murdered a Southern Ute Indian woman and severely injured another woman is expected to be resentenced next month in accordance with a U.S. Supreme Court ruling earlier this year...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge orders trial for man accused in fatal home invasion

A district court judge on Friday ruled that prosecutors can proceed with a first-degree murder trial for one of four men suspected of breaking into a home and killing a Fort Lewis College student...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Details emerge in marijuana heist that turned deadly

A district court judge plans to rule Friday whether evidence is sufficient to allow prosecutors to proceed with criminal charges against one of four men suspected of barging into a home and killing...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Third trial set for Shiprock man accused of sexual assault

A third trial for a Shiprock man accused of sexually assaulting his girlfriend in 2007 at the Spanish Trails Inn & Suites was set for Sept. 19. Harold Nakai, 43, chose not to waive his right to a...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Fort Lewis College football player sentenced in killing

A former Fort Lewis College football player who shot two men, killing one, at the Iron Horse Inn last year was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years for second-degree murder and 15 years for felony...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Procession crosses New Mexico honoring fallen officer

ALBUQUERQUE – A procession for a police officer fatally shot during a traffic stop in a small New Mexico village crossed the state Monday as the officer’s body was transported along a 225-mile...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Dylan Redwine’s parents plan to mediate lawsuit

The parents of Dylan Redwine said Wednesday they plan to resolve their legal differences through mediation rather than a court trial. Elaine Hall and Mark Redwine have 45 days from Wednesday to...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homicide trial for Dove Creek man moved to Durango

A Dove Creek man suspected of strangling his girlfriend 1½ years ago was scheduled Friday for a two-week trial to begin late November in 6th Judicial District Court. William Blackburn Jr., 46, is...

DATE: July 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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