Man accused of killing Alamogordo police officer enters not guilty plea

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ALAMOGORDO, N.M. — A judge ruled Monday morning to hold a suspect accused of killing an Alamogordo police officer earlier this month.

Dominic De La O will remain behind bars for now. He pleaded not guilty in court Monday.

Prosecutors argued De La O was a danger to the community based on his criminal past and recent run-ins with law enforcement – and failing to appear in court, multiple times.

De La O is facing 10 charges, including first-degree murder.

Judge John Sugg said the trial will tentatively take place sometime between October and December 2024.