ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Three teens accused of killing two homeless men in Albuquerque will be charged as adults. Alex Rios, Nathaniel Carrillo, and Gilbert Tafoya could get a life sentence if they’re convicted as adults. Now the question is, where were their parents? And, could they get in trouble too? The district attorney says to charge parents she would need evidence to prove they knew about the criminal behavior and didn’t do anything about it.
A hint of good news for New Mexico’s children. The latest Kids Count survey is out, and New Mexico no longer ranks 50th in the nation, we’re now 49th. Mississippi ranks lower. The survey says the number of kids living in poverty and the teen birth rate have both dropped. while high school graduation is up.
Do you have a question for your doctor? Today’s the day to get it answered. Tonight from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., you can ask your question on Twitter. ABQ Health Partners is sponsoring the doctor Twitter chat. Just Tweet @ABQ-H-P and include the hashtag #AskABQDocs.
Internationally, a train with more than 250 bodies from down Malaysian Flight 17 is now in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on its was to the Netherlands. The airliner’s black boxes have been recovered and turned over to Malaysian authorities. A United Nations passed yesterday calls for more access to the crash site, and for the fighting in the region to cease.