Convicted killer Casillas given consecutive life sentences

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Kevin Wilson A Curry County judge sentenced Anthony Casillas to a pair of consecutive life sentences plus five-and-a-half years in an emotional sentencing hearing Friday afternoon. Casillas, 24, was convicted in August of two counts of murder, a felony firearm possession charge and tampering with evidence with habitual offender enhancements in connection to the 2008 […]

Their view: Funeral procession ban extreme measure

Funeral procession ban extreme measure A district attorney in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley is proposing outlawing funeral processions in his county. The Brownsville Herald newspaper opposed the idea in an editorial. Here’s a snippet:

Dec. 5 —

A Dec. 17 hearing is set for a woman accused of abusing her stepdaughter last year. Athena Shepherd is charged with abusing her then-10-year-old stepdaughter in September 2009, according to information from the Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s office. Mern Shepherd, her husband and the child’s father, pleaded guilty to abuse or abandonment of the girl […]

King wins attorney general race

Kevin Wilson Gary King never thought victory would come easy. But he said the spoils had to be short. “I feel like it was a good, hard battle,” King said after defeating 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler and securing his second term as attorney general. “We’ll have a chance to enjoy the victory tonight, […]

Oct. 31 —

PNT staff report Status updates on high-profile criminal cases, according to the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office: • Lucio Ramirez, was charged with aggravated battery for hitting Marvin Silva, 34, of Belen with a hammer during the fight in which Marco Bonilla of Portales was stabbed to death in November 2009: The case was dismissed […]

Corruption, illegal immigration top attorney general debate

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Argen Duncan New Mexico’s attorney general candidates debated illegal immigration policy, health care reform and fighting corruption Tuesday night at Eastern New Mexico University. Incumbent and Democrat Gary King and Republican challenger Matt Chandler, also the Ninth Judicial District attorney, are contending for the office. Portales Mayor Sharon King moderated the debate, hosted by the […]

Attorney general debate set at ENMU

Freedom New Mexico Attorney General candidates Democrat incumbent Gary King and Republican challenger Matt Chandler, Ninth Judicial District attorney, are set to debate key issues in their race tonight . The debate is set for 6-7 p.m. in the Eastern New Mexico University Campus Union Building Zia Room. ENMU’s Student Body Association and Clovis High […]

Attorney general candidates to debate

Freedom New Mexico Attorney General candidates Democratic incumbent Gary King and Republican challenger Matt Chandler, Ninth Judicial District attorney, are set to debate key issues in their race Tuesday. The debate is set for 6-7 p.m. in the Eastern New Mexico University Campus Union Building Zia Room. ENMU’s Student Body Association and Clovis High Plains […]

Poll shows King with 15-point lead over Chandler

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Kevin Wilson A poll on the upcoming attorney general’s race shows incumbent Gary King with a 15-point lead over Matt Chandler heading into November’s general election. King, a Democrat, was chosen by 48 percent of poll respondents, while Chandler, currently serving his second term as the district attorney for the state’s 9th Judicial District, was […]

Polls show King leading attorney general race

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Some 48 percent of likely New Mexico voters are backing Democratic incumbent New Mexico Attorney General Gary King, while 33 percent support his Republican challenger, eastern New Mexico prosecutor Matt Chandler, according to a poll released Tuesday. Nineteen percent of those questioned were undecided, the Albuquerque Journal reported in a […]