Tuesday’s Five Facts
- Police are investigating whether a home invasion led to the deaths of two people in southeast Albuquerque. Officers say they found both shot outside a home near Washington and Gibson, while responding to a robbery call. One person died on scene, the other at the hospital. Police say they’re investigating whether the homeowner shot them.
- This morning, four Bernalillo officers are on paid leave while authorities determine how a suspect died in their custody. Deputies say it started when a driver slammed into 17-year-old Robert Cordova’s vehicle at the McDonalds on 528. Cordova says the man ran into WalMart where witnesses say he assaulted customers and tossed Tv’s. When police arrived, he suffered a medical episode and they say he died while sitting on the ground outside. Investigators believe he may have been on drugs.
- Expect isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon in the metro. It will be mostly sunny with a high near 88 degrees.
- An Albuquerque family is hoping surveillance video will help police find their puppy. They say someone broke into their home near Coors and Montaño and took off with him. Carla Garcia says thieves shattered the back door and a neighbor’s camera captured these photos from across the street. They show a white GMC Yukon pulling up in the afternoon and leave 20 minutes late
- A UNM professor’s big discovery is getting worldwide attention. The anthropologist discovered the remains of a woman who’d been buried 19 thousand years ago in a cave in Spain’s northern coast. She’s known as the red lady — named after the red, sparkly paint on her bones and in her burial site.
Top Morning Headlines
Pope Francis has announced some radical changes to the annulment process for Catholics. Catholics who want an annulment will have a fast track option through a Bishop. It can be used when both parties agree the the annulment. It can also be an option when proof shows there is no need for an investigation.
A new study suggests high school students are using their E-cigarettes to smoke pot. Yale researchers tracking close to 4 thousand teens found many are vaping cannabis. Scientists say vaping pot releases higher levels of THC than smoking it and previous research has shown that THC might have negative effects on teen’s developing brains.