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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