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Samson Traub Pleads No Contest to Voluntary Manslaughter and Armed Robbery

February 13, 2023

NO CONTEST Today Samson Truab pled No Contest to Voluntary Manslaughter for the stabbing death of Carlos Montano on December 27, 2020.  He also pled No Contest to Armed Robbery from a separate incident. Traub will be sentenced within 60 days for…

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Joshua Butler Pleads No Contest to Voluntary Manslaughter

February 10, 2023

NO CONTEST   Today Joshua Butler pled no contest to Voluntary Manslaughter for the shooting death of Nelson Gallegos. Gallegos was fatally shot in 2021 during a road rage incident in Albuquerque. There was a small child inside…

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Jury Trials for the Week of February 13th, 2023

February 10, 2023

Albuquerque, NM – The Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office  is committed to the pursuit of justice. The week of February 13, 2023 there are nearly a dozen jury trials taking place in Bernalillo County, including homicide cases. Suspects…

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Paul Sandoval Sentenced

February 9, 2023

SENTENCED A District Court Judge sentenced Paul Sandoval to 30 years in prison for taking part in the brutal gang rape of a 15 year-old girl. The crime happened at the home of his grandparents. Sandoval’s wife and…

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Nicholas Clinton Detained

February 9, 2023

DETAINED A man who police say lost track of his 5 year-old daughter resulting in an Amber Alert, will stay behind bars as his case makes its way through the courts. Investigators say Nicholas Clinton went to a…

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Shonto Pounds-Moquino Convicted

February 8, 2023

SENTENCED   Shonto Pounds-Moquino was convicted of attempted criminal sexual penetration and aggravated battery in 2022. In 2021, a woman was walking downtown with a friend when Pounds-Moquino tackled her, bit her and tried to sexually assault her.…

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The search continues for wanted Murder Suspect Joe Anderson. 

February 8, 2023

The search continues for wanted Murder Suspect Joe Anderson.  Anderson was charged with first degree murder in 2022.  In January, the District Court ruled he could be released pending trial. Monday, the New Mexico Supreme Court overruled the…

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Man Charged with Murder, Then Released from Custody is On The Run

February 7, 2023

MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER, THEN RELEASED FROM CUSTODY IS ON THE RUN Albuquerque, NM – Today a warrant was issued for Murder Suspect Joe Anderson. After requesting the Court issue a warrant for his arrest today, Prosecutors learned…

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NM Supreme Court Rules Murder Suspect Should Stay in Custody

February 7, 2023

NM Supreme Court Rules Murder Suspect Should Stay in Custody The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled Monday that a man charged with first degree murder in 2022 should be detained until trial.  This order reversed the district court’s…

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Solomon Peña pleads Not Guilty in Court Friday at Arraignment.

February 3, 2023

Solomon Peña pleads not guilty in court Friday at arraignment.   Police say Peña targeted multiple elected officials in Bernalillo County in December and January, where gunshots were fired at their homes and businesses. Peña was indicted by…

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