Judge drops murder case, citing speedy trial violation | KOB 4
Advertisement

Judge drops murder case, citing speedy trial violation

Judge drops murder case, citing speedy trial violation

The Associated Press
June 23, 2018 11:51 AM

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A murder case against a man accused of killing his roommate in Nambe has been dismissed.

Advertisement

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that a judge ordered Robert Mondrian-Powell set free on Friday. The judge said the state violated Mondrian-Powell's right to a speedy trial, although not intentionally.

Prosecutor Marco Serna declined to comment on the judge's decision.

Jennifer Burrill is Mondrian-Powell's public defender. She twice had asked the court to drop the charges on different grounds.

Police have said the 59-year-old Mondrian-Powell confessed to shooting Elvira Segura in September 2016 after an altercation.

But the medical examiner's office couldn't pinpoint a cause of death because her body was severely decomposed.

Burrill says the 67-year-old Segura could have died from a heart attack or from ingesting rubbing alcohol and amphetamines.

(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
 

Credits

The Associated Press

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Advertisement
Comment on Facebook

Share 4 - News Tips - Photos - Videos
  Share a News Tip, Story Idea, Photo, Video



Advertisement

Relay Media Amp

Advertisement

Advertisement



From struggle to success; one man's story of getting off the streets

Back to class for eight APS schools

Disabled veteran has mementos stolen while passing through Albuquerque

Drought forces emergency measures for US West's wild horses

Bernalillo County to swear in new fire chief