Passions ran high in Santa Fe in the aftermath of the acquittal of Scott Owens, the drunk driver who had been charged with causing the deaths of four teenagers in a horrific collision nearly two years ago.
To family members and friends of the four teens killed in a 2009 DUI accident, it must have seemed incongruous to listen to hours of testimony about physics principles and car steering components, given the basic facts of the case: Defendant Scott Owens was driving extremely drunk, and four sober teen passengers were killed instantly.
Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center is “delinquent” in filing past tax forms and could face late fees and even cease and desist letters if it doesn’t come into compliance, according to the state Attorney General’s Office.
Depending on the outcome of an ongoing state Supreme Court case, oil and gas companies may have to cough up money for back royalties they allegedly withheld for natural gas they extracted from New Mexico land.
Almost two years to the day after the violent death of Naayitch Friday, a YouthWorks employee and part-time Santa Fean, a federal jury has convicted his killer of second-degree murder and four other felonies.
Jackie Gibbs, 22, used to be a gang member with a cocaine habit and a hefty juvenile rap sheet. Three years after responding to a YouthWorks flyer she saw posted at a mall, she’s YouthWorks’ operations director and has found her calling helping other young people put their lives on track.
According to SFR research, 48 percent of the people who were indicted for burglary or aggravated burglary last year in 1st Judicial District Court had received only probation for a previous burglary conviction, or were out on bond awaiting trial on a pending burglary charge.
One inmate allegedly died from preventable complications of a perforated ulcer—after begging for treatment for six days. Another lost all vision in his eye after medical staff allegedly neglected to dispense antibiotics. Correctional Medical Services prevailed legally in each of these cases.