Teen accused of using father’s gun to shoot teen girl appears in court
QUESTA, N.M. — Prosecutors are trying to paint a picture that a 14-year-old boy was trying to act tough when he shot a 13-year-old girl in the face, killing her, in Questa last month.
At the hearing for Porfirio Brown Wednesday, they laid out a bunch of new evidence to determine if there’s enough to move forward with the case, and to determine if Brown would be let out of jail.
Brown is accused of murdering Amber Archuleta. During the hourslong hearing, he buried his face in his hands as he heard the 911 calls that happened minutes after Archuleta had been shot.
Part of what prosecutors tried to show was that this wasn’t an innocent accident. Recorded police interviews showed witnesses testified Brown had threatened people in the past, and then came up with a story the shooting was a random drive-by.
In court, they also went over police body camera footage and autopsy findings. The hearing ended just after 6:15 p.m. but there are still many witnesses that need to be heard from, so the judge did not make any decisions.
The hearing will resume Friday afternoon.