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Man accused of beating high school student spotted at Isotopes game

Joshua Panas
June 05, 2018 10:34 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A man accused of beating a Cibola High School student with a shovel was spotted at an Isotopes game. Now, the district attorney’s office wants Justin Hansen’s conditions of release reviewed.


Brittani Marcell’s sister Jennifer said she saw him at the stadium Saturday when she was at a work function.

“That’s an uneasy feeling to see, less than ten feet away, the man, the boy who hurt your sister,” said Jennifer Marcell, Brittani’s sister. “I think it was also uncomfortable as a female to see him out with another female.

In April, Hansen pleaded no contest to first degree attempted murder and aggravated burglary with a deadly weapon. Hansen was then allowed to be out on house arrest, while he awaited his July 25 sentencing date.

“Now we're constantly looking over our back,” said Jennifer Marcell. “Is this guy looking at us? Is he going to recognize us? Is he going to confront us? Is he going to put anyone else in jeopardy? Is he on a date? What did he tell this girl?”

According to court documents, Hansen was only allowed to leave his house after getting permission from a pre-trial service officer. And it turns out, he got that permission to attend the Isotopes game Saturday, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

The D.A.’s office argues that allowing Hansen to attend a baseball game goes against the spirit of the court’s order.

“My sister doesn't get that freedom,” said Marcell. “She’s constantly looking over her shoulder and now the rest of us are too and we have pre-trial services to thank for that.”

A new hearing, to discuss this incident, is now scheduled for June 13.


Joshua Panas

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