DA to appeal ruling to release NM compound suspects on bond
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.
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.
NEW DEVELOPMENT: Authorities have partially bulldozed the #NMCompound - trailer that was the main dwelling on the property has been dragged out and seized. ammo/bulletproof vest/paperwork remain. @NBCNews pic.twitter.com/yGDV1I8wYa— Gadi Schwartz (@GadiNBC) August 15, 2018
Updated: August 15, 2018 01:11 PM
Created: August 15, 2018 10:59 AM
Copyright 2018 KOB-TV LLC, a Hubbard Broadcasting Company. All rights reserved