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Federico Mares-Moreno, Genesis Alvarez, Ivan Alvarez and Genesis Alvarez v. Jasmail Singh, Sukhdev Singh and Chahal Transport

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Albuquerque, NM - Federico Mares-Moreno, Individually and as Persnal Representative of the estate of Elvia Alvarez (Deceased) next friend Genesis Alvarez (Minor Child), Genesis Alvarez, Ivan Alvarez and Genesis Alvarez sued Jasmail Singh, Sukhdev Singh and Chahal Transport on auto negligence theories.... More...   $0 (01-11-2018 - NM)

United States of America v. Michael Ray Sepulveda

District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Las Cruces, New Mexico

Michael Sepulveda accepted a Fed. R. Crim. P. 11(c)(1)(C) plea agreement
and pleaded guilty to one count of enticement of a minor, in violation of 18 U.S.C.
§ 2422(b), and one count of receipt of child pornography, in violation of 18 U.S.C.
§ 2252A(a)(2) and (b). He was sentenced to 25 years of imprisonment, within the
range to which the parties stipulated in the plea agreement. Al... More...
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State of New Mexico v. Aaron Archuleta

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Santa Fe, NM - Jury Acquits Defendant On One Charge and Hangs On A Second

The State of New Mexico charged Aaron Archuleta with shooting at dwelling or occupied buildng and abuse of a child with great bodily harm as a result of a family dispute that ended with multiple shots and the wounding of an 8-year-old boy in 2016.

Docket entries:

03/29/2018 8:30 AM JURY TRIAL ... More...
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Abraham Aleiandro Gonzalez-Alarcon v. Adrian P. Macias

District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Abraham Gonzalez-Alarcon filed a habeas petition under 28 U.S.C. § 2241
alleging specific facts which, if proven, would demonstrate that he is a United States
citizen. He seeks release from custody from Immigration and Customs Enforcement
(“ICE”) following ICE’s reinstatement of a prior order of removal on that basis.
Dismissing Gonzalez-Alarcon’s petition, the district court concl... More...
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STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. NOE TORRES

In the early hours of September 15, 2005, nine shots were fired through a
3 bedroom window of an apartment in Clovis, killing ten-year-old Carlos Perez. Carlos
4 had been sleeping in the bedroom he shared with his older brother, the intended
5 victim, seventeen-year-old Ruben Perez.
6 {4} That night there were two distinct groups of actors involved in the shooting:
7 one group... More...
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STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. JUAN GALINDO

Sex Offender

Deputies from the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to
16 Defendant’s home at approximately 3:50 a.m. in response to a call for assistance
17 about an infant who was “choking on milk.” When the deputies arrived, they were
18 directed to Defendant’s bedroom, where they found Baby wrapped tightly in a blanket
19 that was saturated with blood near her pelvic area.... More...
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STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. OSCAR ARVIZO

In December 2009, Valerie Barreras and her husband Anthony Barreras had
3 two daughters—A.B., then thirteen years old, and her younger sister S.B., then six
4 years old. Defendant was married to Valerie’s sister Darlene, making him A.B.’s
5 uncle. Defendant and Darlene had four young children of their own. Valerie and
6 Darlene were very close, and the two families often spent ... More...
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United States of America v. Miller Eugene Francis

District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM - Albuquerque Man Pleads Guilty to Failing to Update Sex Offender Registration

Miller Eugene Francis, 59, of Albuquerque, N.M., pled guilty on February 1, 2018 in federal court to violating the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).

SORNA, also known as the Adam Walsh Protection and Safety Act, requires that a convicted sex offender register in e... More...
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Walter Stephen Jackson v. Los Lunas Community Program

District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

This civil rights class action lawsuit was filed thirty years ago to challenge
various aspects of the institutionalization of developmentally disabled individuals at
two state-supported facilities in New Mexico. After a lengthy trial in 1990, the
district court ruled that Defendants—the two institutions and the individuals charged
with their operation—were violating class members’ ... More...
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STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. FILEMON V.

New Mexico Supreme Court

This case comes to this Court on interlocutory appeal from the Sixth Judicial
3 District Court. Pursuant to Rule 12-201(A)(1)(a) NMRA, the State appeals the district
4 court’s order to suppress two statements, one elicited at the juvenile probation office
5 and the other at the Silver City Police Department.
6 {5} Filemon was on probation for committing a delinquent act and expecte... More...
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United States of America v. Jothonnie Yazzie

District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM - McKinley County Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Pornography Charge

Prosecution Brought Under Project Safe Childhood

Jothonnie Yazzie, 29, of Rocksprings, N.M., pleaded guilty on January 8, 2017 in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to an indictment charging him possessing child pornography. Yazzie entered the guilty plea under a plea agreement recommending ... More...
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STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. GAVINO LUNA

COURT OF APPEALS OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO

Defendant’s convictions stem from events that occurred the afternoon of May
16 3, 2013, when Defendant was looking after J.C. (Child), a nine-year-old boy, and
17 Child’s twelve-year-old sister because Child’s mother was hospitalized. Defendant
18 lived with Child’s grandmother. According to Child, Defendant showed Child “ugly”
19 movies that showed photographs of women “showing th... More...
   $0 (01-09-2018 - NM)

STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. JOSHUA MAESTAS

New Mexico Supreme Court

Following the altercation with Defendant, Barela received treatment for a
10 concussion at Presbyterian Medical Center and her doctor reported a domestic
11 incident to the police. While at the hospital, Deputy Metzgar of the Bernalillo County
12 Sheriff’s Department recorded his interview with Barela, who alleged that on
13 December 2, 2009, Defendant had physically abused her a... More...
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United States of America v. Arnold Jones

District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM - Laguna Pueblo Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Abuse Charge

Arnold Jones, 33, an enrolled member and resident of Laguna Pueblo, N.M., pled guilty on December 8, 2017 in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to a child abuse charge under a plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Jones was arrested in June 2017, on an indictment charging him with engaging ... More...
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STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. DENNIS SAMUEL MIERA

Musician gets 24 years for molesting child

Defendant Dennis Miera met Margarita Burciaga (Margarita) in 2000. The two
18 began dating, and eventually moved in together. When the relationship ended in the
19 spring of 2003, the couple split amicably, and Defendant continued to babysit
2
1 Margarita’s children. In the summer of 2006, Defendant had agreed to watch G.M.,
2 Margarita’s eight-year-old daughter. Before the vis... More...
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STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. PHILLIP SIMMONS

New Mexico Court of Appeals

On an evening in July 2010, Victim, a fifteen-year-old boy, went to a concert
5 with his family. After the concert, Victim planned on attending a party with his family
6 and got a ride with his cousin and his cousin’s friend. While in the car, Victim got
7 into an argument with his cousin, at which point his cousin’s friend kicked Victim out
8 of the car in downtown Albuquerque nea... More...
   $0 (11-08-2017 - NM)

STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. KENNETH TIDEY

New Mexico Court of Appeals

On March 17, 2012, Lieutenant Conrad Jacquez, with the Deming, New
7 Mexico Police Department, stopped Defendant’s vehicle in response to a tip advising
8 that a driver of a gray Ford Crown Victoria was driving erratically, indicating a
9 possible drunk or reckless driver. Lieutenant Jacquez requested Defendant’s driver’s
10 license, registration, and insurance. Defendant handed L... More...
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STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. BRIAN ADAMO

Child Porn

Following a preliminary hearing in the magistrate court in Carlsbad, New
13 Mexico, the district attorney filed a criminal information in the district court charging
14 Defendant with eighteen counts of sexual exploitation of children (possession) in
15 violation of Section 30-6A-3(A). Pursuant to State v. Olsson, 2014-NMSC-012, 324
16 P.3d 1230, an amended criminal complaint was ... More...
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STATE OF NEW MEXICO ex rel. CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES DEPARTMENT v. MICHAEL H., and IN THE MATTER OF JAYDA’MAE S.

COURT OF APPEALS OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO

Child was born in March 2015. The New Mexico Children, Youth and Families
13 Department (CYFD) took Child into custody on April 11, 2016. CYFD then filed an
14 abuse/neglect petition on April 13, 2016 naming Mother and Father as respondents,
15 and Carlos G. (Husband) as an interested party. Based on information provided by
16 Mother, CYFD alleged that Father is the biological fat... More...
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STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. JOHN ERIC OCHOA

SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO

3 {1} The right to a speedy trial is guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment to the United
4 States Constitution and Article II, Section 14 of the New Mexico Constitution.
5 Defendant was arrested on May 12, 2008, and charged with a number of offenses
6 relating to criminal sexual contact of a minor. Prior to a mistrial on March 8, 2010,
7 trial was delayed for a number of reasons includ... More...
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Quentin Scott v. City of Albuquerque

Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

A New Mexico statute makes it illegal to “willfully interfere with the
educational process” at a public school. N.M. STAT. ANN. § 30-20-13(D). In
2009, an Albuquerque Police Officer assigned to a middle school as a School
Resource Officer (“SRO”) relied on that statute to arrest a thirteen-year-old for
skipping class. The main question before us is whether qualified immunity
* ... More...
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United States of America v. Jesus Rodriguez

Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM - Armed Career Criminal from Albuquerque Sentenced to Fifteen Years for Unlawfully Possessing a Firearm and Ammunition - Defendant Prosecuted Under Federal “Worst of the Worst” Anti-Violence Initiative

Jesus Rodriguez, 34, of Albuquerque, N.M., was sentenced to 180 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for unlawfully possessing a firearm and ammuni... More...
   $0 (09-07-2017 - NM)

State of New Mexico v. Jesus M. Castro

3 Defendant Jesus Castro was charged with two counts of criminal sexual
4 penetration. Defendant had two trials; the first resulted in a mistrial, and thirty-two
5 months later, after the second trial, a jury convicted him of one count of forced penile
6 penetration. The delay was due to multiple continuances, attorney motions to
7 withdraw from the case, the mistrial, ... More...
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United States of America v. Justin Owen Poblano

Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM - Zuni Pueblo Man Pleads Guilty to Child Sexual Abuse Charge

Defendant Prosecuted as Part of Federal Initiative to Address the Epidemic Incidence of Violence Against Native Women and Project Safe Childhood

Justin Owen Poblano, 24, an enrolled member and resident of Zuni Pueblo, N.M., pled guilty today in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to an aggravated child s... More...
   $0 (07-12-2017 - NM)

United States of America v. Paul Keenahan

Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM - Albuquerque Man Sentenced to Prison for Federal Child Pornography Conviction

Prosecution Brought Under Project Safe Childhood

Paul Keenahan, 45, of Albuquerque, N.M., was sentenced to 60 months in prison followed by 15 years of supervised release for his conviction on child pornography charges. Keenhan also was ordered to pay $11,000 in restitution to the victim... More...
   $0 (05-22-2016 - NM)

United States of America v. Michael Ray Sepulveda

Federal Courthouse - Las Cruces, New Mexico

Las Cruces, NM - Prior Sex Offender from Silver City Pleads Guilty to Child Exploitation and Child Pornography Charges

Plea Agreement Recommends Prison Sentence of 20 to 25 Years Prosecution Brought Under Project Safe Childhood

Michael Ray Sepulveda, 38, of Silver City, N.M., pled guilty to federal child exploitation and child pornography charges. The plea agreement recommends a ... More...
   $0 (05-24-2017 - NM)

United States of America v. Michael Ray Sepulveda

Albuquerque, NM - Prior Sex Offender from Silver City Pleads Guilty to Child Exploitation and Child Pornography Charges

Plea Agreement Recommends Prison Sentence of 20 to 25 Years Prosecution Brought Under Project Safe Childhood

This morning in Las Cruces, N.M., Michael Ray Sepulveda, 38, of Silver City, N.M., pled guilty to federal child exploitation and child pornography charge... More...
   $0 (05-24-2017 - NM)

United States of America v. Julian King

Albuquerque, NM - Navajo Man Sentenced for Federal Child Abuse Conviction

Julian King, 31, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Vanderwagon, N.M., was sentenced in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to 24 months in prison for his conviction on a federal child abuse charge. King will be on supervised release for a year after completing his prison sentence.

King... More...
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United States of America v. Carlos Vasquez

Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM - Albuquerque Felon Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Trafficking and Firearms Charges

Defendant One of 104 Individuals Federally Charged as the Result of ATF-Led Investigation Pursued in Support of Federal “Worst of the Worst” Anti-Violence Initiative

Carlos Vasquez, 47, of Albuquerque, N.M., pled guilty in federal court to drug trafficking and firearms charges under... More...
   $0 (05-19-2017 - NM)

United States of America v. Richard Martinez

Albuquerque, NM - Navajo Man from McKinley County Pleads Guilty to Assaulting a Child

Richard Martinez, 38, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resided in Ojo Encino, N.M., pled guilty to federal child abuse charges. The plea agreement recommends that Martinez be sentenced to five years of imprisonment followed by a term of supervised release to be determined by the court.
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   $0 (05-06-2017 - NM)

United States of America v. William Allen Patterson

Federal Courthouse - Las Cruces, New Mexico

Las Cruces, NM - Alamogordo Man Sentenced to 78 Months for Federal Child Pornography Conviction

William Allen Patterson, 34, of Alamogordo, N.M., was sentenced to 78 months in prison followed by 15 years of supervised release for his child pornography conviction. Patterson will be required to register as a sex offender when he completes his prison sentence.

Patterson was arrested... More...
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STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. MICHAEL JAMES LUCERO

Sex Offender

Defendant was charged with first degree criminal sexual penetration of a child
11 under the age of thirteen (Counts 1 and 2), and second degree criminal sexual contact
12 of a child under the age of thirteen (Count 3). As an alternative to Count 3, Defendant
13 was charged with third degree criminal sexual contact of a child under the age of
thirteen. Defendant was arraigned on Feb... More...
   $0 (04-10-2017 - NM)

STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. ZACHERY E. LINDSEY

In October 2013 Defendant pled no contest to residential burglary, a third
18 degree felony, and larceny, a fourth-degree felony, offenses committed in November
19 2012 when Defendant was nineteen years old. For those offenses, Defendant received
2
1 a conditional discharge, contingent upon his successful completion of five years’
2 probation and repayment of up to $1,417 in r... More...
   $0 (04-05-2017 - NM)

United States of America v. Audraina Veneno

Albuquerque, NM - Jicarilla Apache Woman Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Abuse Charge

Audriana Veneno, 23, an enrolled member of the Jicarilla Apache Nation who resides in Dulce, N.M., pled to a child abuse charge.

Veneno was arrested in March 2015, on an indictment charging her with assaulting the victim, a child under the age of 16 years. The indictment alleged that Veneno commi... More...
   $0 (03-30-2017 - NM)

United States of America v. Jesus Rodriguez

Albuquerque, NM - Prior Felon from Albuquerque Pleads Guilty to Unlawfully Possessing Firearm and Ammunition

Prosecuted Under Federal “Worst of the Worst” Anti-Violence Initiative

Jesus Rodriguez, 32, of Albuquerque, N.M., pled guilty in federal court to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. The guilty plea, which was entered without the benefit of a plea agree... More...
   $0 (03-22-2017 - NM)

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Albuquerque, NM - Navajo Man from Churchrock Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Sexual Abuse Charge

Plea Agreement Recommends Prison Sen... More...
   $0 (03-19-2017 - NM)

United States of America v. Randal Gordon Paul

Albuquerque, NM - Convicted Sex Offender from Albuquerque Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Pornography Charge

Plea Agreement Requires Imposition of Ten Year Prison Sentence Followed by Lifetime of Supervised Release: Prosecution Brought Under Project Safe Childhood

Randal Gordon Paul, 47, of Albuquerque, N.M., entered a guilty plea this morning to a federal child pornography charge... More...
   $0 (03-07-2017 - NM)

United States of America v. Bustamante-Conchas

We granted en banc review in this case because it involves a clear failure of
the trial court to ask the defendant if he had anything to say on his behalf before
imposing sentence—a failure to personally address the defendant and offer an
opportunity to allocute. Because our jurisprudence has been somewhat contradictory,
we also chose to grant en banc rehearing in order to refine t... More...
   $0 (03-03-2017 - NM)

United States of America v. William Allen Patterson

Las Cruces, NM - Alamogordo Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Pornography Charge

William Allen Patterson, 34, of Alamogordo, N.M., pled to a federal child pornography charge. Under the terms of his plea agreement, Patterson will be sentenced to 78 months in prison followed by a term of supervised release to be determined by the court. Patterson will also be required to register as a sex ... More...
   $0 (01-06-2017 - NM)

STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. JADRIAN LUCERO

A few days after giving birth to Baby, Mother, who was fifteen years old at the
8 time, took the newborn home from the hospital to live with Baby’s Grandmother.
9 Defendant also moved into Grandmother’s house to help Mother. In the weeks that
10 followed, the young parents lived together and shared the responsibility of caring for
11 Baby. Defendant would help feed and bathe Baby,... More...
   $0 (12-27-2016 - NM)

 
 
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