Quay County Sun - Serving the High Plains

By Ron Warnick
QCS Senior Writer 

DA's killing was 50 years ago


December 1, 2021

Ron Warnick

Timothy Rose, 10th Judicial District Attorney, puts his hand on a stand of a bust of Victor Breen, a local district attorney who was assassinated on Dec. 1, 1971. The bust is part of a Breen memorial in the lobby of the district attorney's office in Tucumcari.

The assassination of a Tucumcari district attorney 50 years ago this week shocked the region and led to changes in the state's legal system regarding mentally ill suspects.

A man armed with a high-powered rifle shot and killed longtime 10th Judici...

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