Madonda to stand trial in Tucumcari

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QCSun staff A man accused of killing two men in a Tucumcari hotel awaits extradition from Conroe, Texas. Muziwokuthula Madonda waived extradition Thursday morning in a Montgomery County courtroom, Montgomery County officials said. The Quay County Sheriff’s Office will travel to Conroe to transport Madonda back to Tucumcari where he will stand trial for two […]

Security at courthouse, courtroom raises concerns

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Funds are being sought from the state to assess the Quay County Courthouse’s ability to meet present and future judicial needs, said Judge Donald Schutte of the 10th Judicial District Court. A request for $200,000 has been submitted to the state Legislative Finance Council for a needs assessment, Schutte […]

Video hearings add safety, cut costs

Chelle Delaney Video technology is now part of the legal proceedings in the Quay County Magistrate Court in Tucumcari. One of the last magistrate courts in New Mexico to have the technology installed for arraignments of detainees, Magistrate Judge Edwin Bruhn has been conducting video arraignments for the past three months. In fact, one of […]