206 P.3d 579 2009 NMSC 014 STATE of New Mexico, Plaintiff-Respondent, v. Rich HUBBLE, Defendant-Petitioner. No. 30,663. Supreme Court of New Mexico. March 31, 2009. [206 P.3d 581]         Hugh W. Dangler, Chief Public Defender, Nancy M. Hewitt, Appellate Defender, Kathleen T. Baldridge, Assistant Appellate Defender, Santa Fe, NM, for Petitioner.         Gary K. King, Attorney General, Anita…

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Bill Richardson signed legislation Wednesday to repeal New Mexico’s death penalty, calling it the “most difficult decision in my political life.” The legislation replaces lethal injection with a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole. “Faced with the reality that our system…

FIRST DAY OF FREEDOM: DA Drops Murder Charges Against Two Publication: Albuquerque Journal Final Edition; Page: A1 by Hall, Heinz, Journal Staff Writer Michael Lee has “NOT GUILTY” tattooed in 3-inch high letters across his back. He got the tattoo in prison using sharpened staples and burned petroleum jelly, a process that took 38 hours…

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Trial of fourth defendant accused of killing Mexican national starts today in Taos. 3/3/08 UPDATE: We neglected to catch up with the outcome of the fourth straight murder trial to be held in Taos in the death of 22-year-old Juan Alcantar in September 2003. Here’s what the Albuquerque Journal reported last Friday:…

“When Jessica Quintana wanted to sneak classified material out of the nation’s top nuclear weapons lab, the biggest outrage is how scandalously simple it was… Quintana has agreed to cooperate with prosecutors and faces up to a year in jail. Her lawyer says Americans can thank her for one thing: exposing persistent gaps in security…

The Story of Serial Killer Robert Fry By Robert Scott (www.kensingtonbooks.com) Pages 240-241 The first problems came for Fry’s defense team, Ed Bustamante and Eric Hannum, who were suddenly removed from the case. The state’s defenders’ office stepped in and began to negotiate a contract with Santa Fe lawyer Stephen Aarons.  Steve Aarons had a…

[c State of New Mexico v. Robert Fry, D-1116-CR-200000542 Practice Area: Violent crime Date: Dec 01, 2000 Outcome: Life sentence Description: Fry II. Serial murderer’s life spared in second death penalty trial State of New Mexico v. Robert Fry D-1116-CR-200001055 Practice Area: Violent crime Date: Jan 01, 2000 Outcome: Life sentence Description: Third jury trial…

Killing Was Self-Defense.(Journal North) Byline: Jeremy Pawloski, Albuquerque Journal Staff Writer Slain youth’s family denies allegations he was involved with gangs A 17-year-old boy who admitted to fatally stabbing a Santa Fe police officer’s brother last year walked out of court a free man late Thursday night after a jury found that he acted in…

Lawyers Feel Duty to Make System Work Outstanding criminal attorneys also enjoy challenge and rewards Byline: Daniel J. Chacon Journal Staff Writer, Albuquerque Journal North 04/22/2001 Page: 1 No one is supposed to be listening to their conversation, but Dan Marlowe’s husky voice echoes like thunder through the wooden frame of his downtown office door….

State will not retry Shaun Wilkins, charged as the triggerman in four gruesome Torreon murders By Joline Gutierrez Krueger JGLENN@ABQTRIB.COM Five years have passed since Shaun Wilkins was led away in handcuffs and charged as the triggerman in the Torreon cabin killings, one of the most horrifying multiple murders in recent New Mexico history. Most…

Wilkins Set Free Publication: Albuquerque Journal Date: 03/03/2001 Page: A1 Headline: Last Defendant Goes Free Byline: Guillermo Contreras And Lloyd Jojola Journal Staff Writers TORREON CABIN KILLINGS Charges Dropped in Deaths of Boys, Couple Charges were dismissed Friday against the last of the four defendants charged in the deaths of a couple and two children…

Gregg Braun was sentenced to die for the 1989 murder of Gwendolyn Sue Miller, 31, in an $80 flower shop robbery in Ardmore, Oklahoma. A customer was shot in the head and robbed of $600 and the bookkeeper was also shot. He also murdered four other people in a multi-state crime spree. Each of the…

787 P.2d 821, 109 N.M. 541, No. 18204. STATE of New Mexico, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Samuel Edward WILSON, Defendant-Appellant. Supreme Court of New Mexico. [109 N.M. 542] Jacqueline Robins, Chief Public Defender, Stephen D. Aarons and P. Jeffrey Jones, Asst. Appellant Defenders, Santa Fe, for defendant-appellant. Hal Stratton, Atty. Gen., Katherine Zinn, Asst. Atty. Gen., Santa Fe, for…

IN THE COURT OF APPEALS OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO STATE OF NEW MEXICO, Plaintiff-Appellant, VS. SHAUN WILKINS, Defendant-Appellee, No. 20,757 Torrance County CR-96-92. NOTICE PROPOSED SUMMARY DISPOSITION Note: This case has been assigned to the SUMMARY CALENDAR pursuant to Rule 12-210(D) NMRA 1999. This is a proposal of how the Court views the…

After jury quickly convicts him of murdering DeVargas teacher, ‘Bozo’ Lopez viciously insults his victim By Steve Terrell The New Mexican Arthur “Bozo” Lopez stabbed teacher Noah Rodriguez more than 50 times in October 1996. And on Wednesday, just after a jury convicted him of first-degree murder, Lopez took another stab at Rodriguez. “I’m not…

by Ollie Reed Jr. Tribune Reporter SOCORRO — Retitling the Torreon cabin killings case “Popcorn’s last Revenge,” defense attorney Stephen Aarons told a jury today that the shooter in the grisly deaths was not his client, Shaun Wilkins In his opening statement, Aarons said that instead, Shawn “Popcorn” Popeleski shot does two young adults in…

103 F.3d 936, 97 CJ C.A.R. 10 PUEBLO OF SAN ILDEFONSO, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Daniel RIDLON and Regents of the University of California, Defendants-Appellees. No. 95-2197 United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit. Dec. 24, 1996. Page 937 Peter C. Chestnut, Albuquerque, New Mexico, for Plaintiff-Appellant.  Stephen D. Aarons, Santa Fe, New Mexico, for Defendants-Appellees. Before…

Supreme Court of New Mexico 917 P.2d 1382 121 N.M. 710, 132 Lab.Cas. P 58,154 Joan GARRITY, Dawn Garrity Wood, and Troy Garrity, Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. OVERLAND SHEEPSKIN COMPANY OF TAOS, a New Mexico corporation, Overland Outfitters, Inc., an Iowa corporation, Overland Sheepskin, a New Mexico corporation, and James Leahy, Defendants-Appellees. No. 22181. Page 1383 [121…

Page 747 887 P.2d 747 118 N.M. 753 Jose M. MARRUJO, Sr., individually and as personal representative of the Estate of Glen Marrujo, Sr., Plaintiff-Appellant, v. NEW MEXICO STATE HIGHWAY TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT, Defendant-Appellee. No. 21530 Supreme Court of New Mexico Nov. 3, 1994. Page 749 [118 N.M. 755] Aarons Law Firm, P.C., Stephen D. Aarons,…

Page 527 882 P.2d 527 118 N.M. 486, 63 USLW 2307 Terry D. CLARK, Petitioner, v. Robert TANSY, Warden, Respondent. No. 19931. Supreme Court of New Mexico. Sept. 7, 1994. Rehearing Denied Oct. 3, 1994. Page 529 [118 N.M. 488] Gary C. Mitchell, Ruidoso, for petitioner. Sheila Lewis, Asst. Appellate Defender, and Stephen D. Aarons,…

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