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JURY CONVICTS MAN OF 1ST DEGREE CHILD ABUSE OF 9 MONTH OLD BABY

Late this afternoon, a jury convicted Kevin Cabral of First Degree Child Abuse Resulting in Great Bodily Harm.
On July 16, 2021 the 9-month-old victim was left with Cabral while the baby's mother was at work. Cabral later called the mom, saying something was wrong with the 9-month-old. The mother rushed home to find her baby unresponsive. She called 911 and the victim was rushed to UNMH. The baby had massive head trauma and it was determined he was the victim of someone shaking him. As a result, the child will have lifelong challenges. Cabral faces 18 years in prison.
#StopChildAbuse #justiceforchildren #berncoda
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JURY CONVICTS MAN OF 1ST DEGREE CHILD ABUSE OF 9 MONTH OLD BABY

Late this afternoon, a jury convicted Kevin Cabral of First Degree Child Abuse Resulting in Great Bodily Harm.
On July 16, 2021 the 9-month-old victim was left with Cabral while the babys mother was at work. Cabral later called the mom, saying something was wrong with the 9-month-old.  The mother rushed home to find her baby unresponsive. She called 911 and the victim was rushed to UNMH. The baby had massive head trauma and it was determined he was the victim of someone shaking him.  As a result, the child will have lifelong challenges.  Cabral faces 18 years in prison.  
 #StopChildAbuse #JusticeForChildren #BerncoDA

TEEN CONVICTED OF KILLING HIS MOTHER'S BOYFRIEND WILL SPEND 25 YEARS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS.
Today a judge sentenced Ruben Benavidez to 25 years of incarceration for the fatal shooting of Cedric Garcia Guzman.
The crime happened at an apartment on Coal and 11th Street in Albuquerque in 2022. Benavidez was 17 years old at the time of the murder and was tried as an adult. In December, a jury convicted him of First-Degree Murder and tampering with evidence.
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TEEN CONVICTED OF KILLING HIS MOTHERS BOYFRIEND WILL SPEND 25 YEARS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS.
Today a judge sentenced Ruben Benavidez to 25 years of incarceration for the fatal shooting of Cedric Garcia Guzman.
The crime happened at an apartment on Coal and 11th Street in Albuquerque in 2022. Benavidez was 17 years old at the time of the murder and was tried as an adult.  In December, a jury convicted him of First-Degree Murder and tampering with evidence.

MAN CONVICTED OF FIRST-DEGREE MURDER FOR THE SHOOTING DEATH OF A 19-YEAR-OLD IN DOWNTOWN ALBUQUERQUE.

Today a jury convicted Casper Rickords of First-Degree Murder and Armed Robbery with a Firearm Enhancement. In October 2022, Rickords and Melvin Robinson murdered Isaac Torres during an armed robbery at the Albuquerque Transportation Center at 1st and Central.
The crime happened when Rickords and Robinson were trying to rob Torres.
When Torres tried to get away, Rickords shot the victim in the forehead.
The murder was caught on surveillance video.
Rickords faces life in prison plus 14 years.
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MAN CONVICTED OF FIRST-DEGREE MURDER FOR THE SHOOTING DEATH OF A 19-YEAR-OLD IN DOWNTOWN ALBUQUERQUE.

Today a jury convicted Casper Rickords of First-Degree Murder and Armed Robbery with a Firearm Enhancement. In October 2022, Rickords and Melvin Robinson murdered Isaac Torres during an armed robbery at the Albuquerque Transportation Center at 1st and Central.
The crime happened when Rickords and Robinson were trying to rob Torres.
When Torres tried to get away, Rickords shot the victim in the forehead.
The murder was caught on surveillance video.
Rickords faces life in prison plus 14 years.

Today, Special Agents with the Bernalillo County District Attorney's Office arrested Isaiah Trejo on two outstanding felony warrants and a misdemeanor warrant. In March of 2024, Trejo was seen smoking narcotics in the parking lot of a casino. Two children were in the vehicle. Blue pills were observed on the center console of the car. Trejo was wearing a fanny pack across his chest that also had several Fentanyl pills. Trejo was arrested for possession and child abuse. After failing to appear in court last week, agents arrested him today. ... See MoreSee Less

Today, Special Agents with the Bernalillo County District Attorneys Office arrested Isaiah Trejo on two outstanding felony warrants and a misdemeanor warrant. In March of 2024, Trejo was seen smoking narcotics in the parking lot of a casino. Two children were in the vehicle. Blue pills were observed on the center console of the car. Trejo was wearing a fanny pack across his chest that also had several Fentanyl pills. Trejo was arrested for possession and child abuse.  After failing to appear in court last week, agents arrested him today.

Special Agents with the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office are arresting people who fail to show up to court. ... See MoreSee Less

Special Agents with the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office are arresting people who fail to show up to court.

The Bernalillo County District Attorney's Office welcomed another attorney to our team! Our attorneys seek justice and work to make a difference in our community!
⚖️ #LegalJourney #swornin #NewMexico #albuquerque #law #berncoda
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The Bernalillo County District Attorneys Office welcomed another attorney to our team! Our attorneys seek justice and work to make a difference in our community! 
⚖️ #LegalJourney #SwornIn #NewMexico #Albuquerque #Law #BerncoDA

Investigators say Robert Keraghan was observed in a group, smoking fentanyl on the Northside of Central Ave near Texas St in SE Albuquerque. Special Agents with the Bernalillo County District Attorney's Office made contact with Keraghan, who had a felony warrant for possession of dangerous drugs as well as being on probation for the same violation. Agents arrested Keraghan and booked him into MDC.

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Investigators say Robert Keraghan was observed in a group, smoking fentanyl on the Northside of Central Ave near Texas St in SE Albuquerque. Special Agents with the Bernalillo County District Attorneys Office made contact with Keraghan, who had a felony warrant for possession of dangerous drugs as well as being on probation for the same violation. Agents arrested Keraghan and booked him into MDC.

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A judge ruled a 16-year-old girl who is charged with bringing a gun to school will remain in custody as her case goes through the judicial process. The incident happened April 9th at Ace Leadership High School. Police believe the teen brought the gun to school so her 15-year-old classmate could sell it. Investigators say they found the gun, at least 60 rounds of ammunition, and a knife in the boy's backpack. A judge said the boy will remain in custody as well.
Both teens are charged with unlawful carrying of a deadly weapon on school premises, and unlawful carrying of a handgun by a person under the age of 19.
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DETAINED -- 
A judge ruled a 16-year-old girl who is charged with bringing a gun to school will remain in custody as her case goes through the judicial process.  The incident happened April 9th at Ace Leadership High School.  Police believe the teen brought the gun to school so her 15-year-old classmate could sell it. Investigators say they found the gun, at least 60 rounds of ammunition, and a knife in the boys backpack. A judge said the boy will remain in custody as well.
Both teens are charged with unlawful carrying of a deadly weapon on school premises, and unlawful carrying of a handgun by a person under the age of 19.

JURY CONVICTS MAN OF PISTOL WHIPPING AND BRUTALLY ATTACKING HIS WIFE.
Today a jury convicted Matthew Padilla of Aggravated Burglary (Deadly Weapon)(Firearm Enhancement), Aggravated Battery (Deadly Weapon)(Firearm Enhancement),
Aggravated Assault (Deadly Weapon)(Firearm Enhancement),
False Imprisonment, and
Tampering with Evidence (Highest Crime a 1st or 2nd Degree Felony).

July 2023, Padilla forced his way into the home of his wife, threatened to kill her and himself, pistol-whipped her, beat her, and interrogated her over the course of several hours.
It took a jury less than two hours to convict him of multiple crimes.

This case was prosecuted by our Domestic Violence Team. Their focus is justice for victims of Domestic Violence.
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JURY CONVICTS MAN OF PISTOL WHIPPING AND BRUTALLY ATTACKING HIS WIFE.
Today a jury convicted Matthew Padilla of Aggravated Burglary (Deadly Weapon)(Firearm Enhancement), Aggravated Battery (Deadly Weapon)(Firearm Enhancement), 
Aggravated Assault (Deadly Weapon)(Firearm Enhancement), 
False Imprisonment, and 
Tampering with Evidence (Highest Crime a 1st or 2nd Degree Felony). 

July 2023, Padilla forced his way into the home of his wife, threatened to kill her and himself, pistol-whipped her, beat her, and interrogated her over the course of several hours. 
It took a jury less than two hours to convict him of multiple crimes.

This case was prosecuted by our Domestic Violence Team. Their focus is justice for victims of Domestic Violence.
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