Nov. 27, 2015
Topic: crime

Political Plunder

Richardson pal’s company embezzled from tribe.

Local News A top New Mexico lobbyist who is old friends with Gov. Bill Richardson has been accused of benefiting from money stolen from a tribal-owned business. The allegations, which have not been previously reported, ar...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 Corey Pein

Zane's World

Time Gavel

Opinion “It’s the end of the world as we know it,” REM’s Michael Stipe sings in the eponymous song, “and I feel fine.” It’s an old song, but it’s also a kind of philosop...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 Zane Fischer

Loose Lips

There’s no secret to this everyday crime drama

Movie Reviews Benjamin Esposito (Ricardo Dar'n) is at the end of his professional career as a court investigator, but remains haunted by one case. In 1974, he was assigned to investigate the vicious rape and murder of a love...

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Tragic Trial Ends

In Brief

Local News Regular online readers already know SFR covered all six days of the murder trial of Marino K Leyba Jr. and first reported the jury’s verdict, on April 30, that “Reno” was guilty of two counts ...

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 Corey Pein

Leyba Murder Trial Day 6

Guilty verdict delivered

After lunching on pizza provided by the court, jurors in the murder trial of Marino Leyba, Jr, returned today with their verdict:* Guilty of the first-degree murder of Sarah Lovato* Guilty of the first-degree m...

Friday, April 30, 2010 by Corey Pein

Leyba Murder Trial Day 5

Closing arguments

The prosecution and defense made their closing arguments today, and the jury began its deliberations. Jurors told District Judge Michael Vigil that they'd convene until 5:30 pm tonight, then reconvene Friday mo...

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 by Corey Pein

Tragic Trial

Accused killer denies abuse, claims self-defense

Local News To the Santa Fe jury that will decide the fate of her killer, the life of Sarah Lovato is less vivid than the circumstances of her death. They have heard that she was 15, or maybe 14, and weighed just 80 pound...

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 Corey Pein
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Leyba Murder Trial Day 4 (Video)

Defense continues

"Reno" Leyba's cross-examination by Assistant District Attorney Cynthia Hill continued this morning. See a video excerpt of his testimony below.   Reno also testified that he was unsure whether the ch...

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 by Corey Pein

Leyba Murder Trial Day 3 (Video)

Reno testifies

Marino Leyba, Jr, took the stand today and, in his own words, said he feared for his life when he shot and killed his girlfriend and her father last year. Read More

Monday, April 26, 2010 by Corey Pein

Leyba Murder Trial Day 1

Opening Arguments

In her opening arguments, prosecuting attorney Cynthia Hill portrayed Marino “Reno” Leyba, Jr, as an abusive, controlling and violent young man who carefully plotted a double-murder. Placing blame on New Me...

Thursday, April 22, 2010 by Corey Pein

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