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DA to appeal ruling to release NM compound suspects on bond

Joshua Panas
August 15, 2018 01:11 PM

TAOS, CO., NM – Eighth Judicial District Attorney Donald Gallegos plans on appealing a judge's ruling, which allows the suspects arrested at a northern New Mexico compound to be released on bond.

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On Monday, Judge Sarah Backus denied the state's motion to keep the five suspects in jail, saying the state failed to meet the burden of showing the suspects were a danger to the community.

The judge has faced intense criticism for the decision. The Taos County District Courthouse was evacuated Tuesday after what was described a "credible threat" made against Judge Backus. 

TAOS COUNTY COMPOUND

According to NBC News and former KOB 4 reporter Gadi Schwartz, the trailer on the compound has been seized. However, Schwartz reports that there is still ammunition, a bulletproof vest, and paperwork at the site.

It’s still not clear which agency removed the property.

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