Ingram found guilty on five felony counts

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Mesalands president found guilty of driving under influence

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Sentencing is scheduled Sept. 14 for Mesalands Community College President Phillip Barry, who on Thursday was found guilty of a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence. Barry appeared Thursday before Metro Court Judge Edward L Benavidez in Albuquerque, according to court documents. Barry entered a plea of not guilty. Benavidez found Barry guilty of […]

Jury finds Barela guilty

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Freedom New Mexico Brandon Barela’s facial expression didn’t change as the verdict was read Thursday afternoon. After less than two hours of deliberations, a Curry County jury found the 25-year-old guilty of first-degree murder, kidnapping, armed robbery and two counts of tampering with evidence. The verdict came after Barela’s defense team conceded Barela was involved […]

Tucumcari Mayor found not guilty

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Thomas Garcia After seven hours of eyewitness and expert testimony, Quay County Magistrate Judge Joel Garnett on Wednesday found Tucumcari Mayor Antonio Apodaca innocent of an animal-cruelty charge. “Thank God that justice prevailed and is well and alive in Tucumcari,” Apodaca said after Wednesday’s court appearance. Apodaca, 61, was accused of dragging a dog with […]

Woman pleads guilty to theft of Christmas gift cards for foster kids

Chelle Delaney One of two Quay County women charged in the theft of Christmas card gift certificates for children in foster care pleaded guilty, told the court she sorry and was sentenced at an arraignment Monday. The other woman, her mother, pleaded not guilty. The case goes back to Christmas eve, when Jennifer Dominguez, 24, […]

Suspect pleads not guilty in assualt case of man, 76

By QCS Staff Bobby Vandiver, 22, plead not guilty Wednesday to three felony charges at his arraignment in Quay County Magistrate Court. Vandiver is charged with hitting, and kicking 76-year-old Joe Sandoval in the head to rob him of $5. Vandiver requested an attorney and a trial by jury. He is in the Quay County […]

Quinonez pleads not guilty to child molestation charges

By QCS Staff Gerado Alcala Quinonez, 25, plead not guilty to felony child molestation charges when he was arraigned Wednesday in

Young found guilty in Santa Rosa prison case

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun An Albuquerque jury late Friday found Robert Young guilty of felony murder and other charges in the 1999 death of Santa Rosa prison guard Ralph Garcia, according to a press release from the N.M Attorney General’s office. Sentencing is expected in the latter part of January, 2009, the release […]

Case expected to be retried because of jury poll

By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun A Tucumcari man faces a retrial after a juror changed his mind following the announcement of a guilty verdict, a prosecutor said. Patrick Otero, 41, is charged with having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 2005 and 2006, prosecutor Len Walker said. A Quay County jury found Otero guilty […]

Fort Sumner man found guilty

By QCS Staff A Quay County jury found a Fort Sumner man guilty Thursday of killing his wife three years ago outside their home. The jury deliberated for less than two hours before finding Jose Garcia, 42, guilty of murder in the second degree, tampering with evidence and using a firearm in the commission of […]