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Río Arriba Sheriff's Office files murder charge in death of Taos man

1-18-2013 New Mexico:

Río Arriba County Sheriff Tomas Rodella has announced the arrest of Kaiwee Martínez, 35, in the shooting death of Lawrence Sandoval, 33, of Taos.

According to information from the Sheriff's Office, Sandoval was killed Nov. 3, 2012 at Martínez' home in Alcalde.

"The defendant had told (Río Arriba Sheriff's Office) investigators that she shot Sandoval in self defense," a release from the office states.

According to the release, items entered into evidence underwent forensic analysis, and results of that analysis were received this week. Martínez was arrested without incident Thursday (Jan. 17) and booked into the Río Arriba County Detention Center in Tierra Amarilla, the release states, where she is being held on a $100,000, cash-only bond.

"We conducted a comprehensive, detailed investigation into Mr. Sandoval's homicide over the course of the (last) 10 weeks," Rodella is quoted as saying. "Early on, our investigation determined that the defendant's account of events preceding the shooting was not credible." ..Source.. by The TAOS News

Investigators doubting claim in fatal NM shooting

12-7-2012 New Mexico:

Investigators appear to doubt the self-defense claim of an Alcalde woman who fatally shot a man inside her home last month.

The 35-year-old woman hasn't been charged in the case and the Rio Arriba County Sheriff's Office still is investigating.

The woman claims a man barged into her home Nov. 3 and tried to undress her at knife point.

She says she reached under a pillow, grabbed a loaded gun and shot 33-year-old Lawrence Sandoval of Taos and then fled from her home and called 911.

The Albuquerque Journal ( reported Friday that police statements filed in the case indicate the woman gave differing versions of the events that led to the shooting.

But the woman's lawyer says his client "has nothing to hide" and "this is a self-defense situation." ..Source.. by The Daily Times

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