Prosecution of Burleson case turned over to 2nd Judicial District

By QCS Staff The state’s case against Los Lunas fight promoter James Burleson — accused of killing

Burleson trial venue changes

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The trial of James Burleson, a Socorro fight promoter accused of slaying Jason Pacheco, will be heard in Fort Sumner in De Baca County, said Quay County prosecutor Kirk Chavez. “It’s been a high profile case. I think the Pacecho family and the victim are well-known in Tucumcari. And […]

Burleson case bound over to district court

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Criminal charges against Jim Burleson, a fight promoter who has admitted shooting Jason Pacheco, will be bound over to district court, said Magistrate Court Judge Joel Garnett in a statement on Friday. Jason Pacheco died Feb. 1 after he was shot on Main Street. Burleson and Pacheco were both […]

‘Mock up’ of fatal Pacheco shooting staged on Main Street

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Attorneys and investigators gathered on Tucumcari’s Main Street about 9 p.m. on Tuesday to revisit the scene where Albert “Jason” Pacheco was shot to death on Feb. 1. Jim Burleson, 33, a martial arts fight promoter from Socorro, has pleaded not guilty to criminal charges related to Pacheco’s death. […]

Burleson charged in shooting of Jason Pacheco

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A martial arts fight promoter was arraigned Thursday in Quay County Magistrate Court on charges alleging he killed Albert “Jason” Pacheco, 31, of Tucumcari, on Feb. 1. James Burleson, 33, of Socorro pleaded not guilty to the charges. He was released after posting a $100,000 bond. Burleson, accompanied by […]

Promoter admits he fired shot

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A Los Lunas fight promoter says he fired the shot that killed Tucumcari’s Jason Pacheco on Feb. 1. Jim Burleson, in Tucumcari for the Desert Xtreme martial-arts fight scheduled last week, said he fired his .45-caliber gun after Pacheco and others jumped him on Main Street. Pacheco, 31, was […]