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In a packed courtroom, Santa Fe ...
In a packed courtroom, Santa Fe District Court Judge Mary Marlowe heard from multiple family members of the victims, all of them asking for the maximum sentence under Leyba's plea agreement.
Judge Mary Marlowe
Under state District Court Judge ...
Under state District Court Judge Mary Marlowe's ruling, 18-year--old Joe C. Rivera instead faces second-degree murder charges for the killings of 33-year-old John Griego and 29-year-old Nicholas Baker.
ruled that Rivera can't be charged with first-degree murder because there wasn't evidence that the killings resulted from careful thought.
The Santa Fe New Mexican reports ...
The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/QJdgRC) that District Judge Mary Marlowe said at his juvenile court sentencing that she didn't like sending the now 18-year-old to juvenile detention.
"I'm not happy about it," Marlowe
Prosecutors argued that the teen should be sentenced as an adult, but Marlowe
said expert witnesses testified that he
was not beyond reform, had a chance of rehabilitation and is amenable to treatment.
The teen will be sent to a juvenile detention and treatment center in Albuquerque until he
is 21, Marlowe
has spent the last two years in the Santa Fe Juvenile Detention Facility.
The third-degree felony charge of ...
The third-degree felony charge of criminal sexual contact of a minor carries with it a maximum of six years in prison, but in Gonzales' sentencing hearing Thursday afternoon, state District Judge Mary Marlowe suspended Gonzales' prison time in favor of intensive, specialized sex-offender therapy, outpatient treatment and GPS monitoring.
Several also wrote letters to the judge, which Marlowe
acknowledged before sentencing.
said despite the requests from the victims for severe punishment of Gonzales, there were also acknowledgements in their letters that Gonzales needs help and treatment.
Despite the victims' pleas for punishment and the argument by Assistant District Attorney Judith Reed that Gonzales still poses a threat to society, Marlowe said it's not her responsibility to simply dole out maximum sentences in cases like this.
"Even if I were to think about giving him the maximum sentence, I have to think about what's going to happen after," Marlowe
Gonzales will be enrolled in the six-month STOP program at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas, N.M. Marlowe also ordered intensive, specialized sex-offender outpatient therapy while Gonzales is on probation.
Before suspending Gonzales' six-year sentence, Marlowe
gave Gonzales credit for his
year already spent on electronic monitoring.
will wake up every single day and remember your children," Marlowe
told the victims' parents and families.