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One suspect in recent murder killed biker in 2008

One suspect in recent murder killed biker in 2008

From the Las Vegas Optic Antonia Louise Bernal was killed on a mild summer evening 12 years ago this week while visiting Las Vegas from Springer during the Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally. It was July 25, 2008, and Bernal was the passenger on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle riding south on Grand Avenue. As the bike neared…

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Affidavits: Teen killed near Storrie Lake mistaken for rival drug dealer

Affidavits: Teen killed near Storrie Lake mistaken for rival drug dealer

From the Las Vegas Optic Sixteen-year-old Adelina Tafoya was killed by a gunshot to the head July 6 because she and her teen passengers were mistaken for drug dealers, according to affidavits filed in San Miguel Magistrate Court. Nico L. Barela, 30, was arrested Friday by New Mexico State Police and charged with an open…

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Man charged with shooting at police officers

Man charged with shooting at police officers

From the Las Vegas Optic A San Miguel County man wanted for firing at police officers turned himself in Wednesday, according to New Mexico State Police. Marcos F. Aragon, 30, was booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center Wednesday afternoon after being charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on…

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Delayed Discovery: Police received reports of hidden body months before recovery

Delayed Discovery: Police received reports of hidden body months before recovery

From the Las Vegas Optic The horrific smell coming from the structure was obvious, even from the outskirts of the property. Trash, furniture and other debris cluttered the lawn and prompted someone living in the west side neighborhood to contact the city about the mess. Two enforcement service specialists — city employees who assist with…

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