Monday’s Five Facts, Top Morning Headlines

Lyric Gray and Kerwin Gray
Lyric Gray and Kerwin Gray

5 Facts You Need to Know Before You Go

  1. Attorneys are preparing to deliver closing arguments this morning in the trial of a former Santa Fe County deputy. Tai Chan is charged with murder for shooting and killing Jeremy Martin following a drunken argument at a Las Cruces hotel. The defense wrapped up on Friday with Chan himself taking the stand, claiming the shooting was in self defense. The jury will deliberate after closing arguments.
  2. State Police are still looking for a man who they say took two young boys from the Navajo Nation. 7 year old Kerwin Gray and 5 year old Lyric Gray were the subject of an Amber Alert issued Sunday morning, they are now safe, after being found just west of Gallup. Police said their mother’s boyfriend Clinton Johnson took them from their home near the Arizona/New Mexico state line Saturday.
  3. Today, mostly sunny this morning. Partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High’s in the 90’s, southeast winds 10 to 15 miles per hour, shifting to the south 10 to 20 miles per hour, in the afternoon.
  4. Neighbors in a Santa Fe community are hoping for answers and help getting access to their homes after the main road washed out. Robert Candelaria shot video after a massive rain storm swept through his Arroyo Seco neighborhood on the north end of Santa Fe County. He said the county won’t give him a straight answer about whose problem this is. News 13 reached out to district one County Commissioner Henry Roybal, but did not hear back.
  5. A New Mexico EMS Chief is getting a prestigious honor. Monday, Los Alamos Fire Chief Benjamin Stone starts a fellowship program at Harvard University school of Government. During the three week program Stone said he will gain valuable information that he says he can take back and implement at his fire department to help make their response time better.

Top Morning Headlines

A New Mexico Republican has completed a solo flight around the world to honor U.S. veterans killed in wars. The office of U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce said the Hobbs Republican finished the final legs of his trip last week after the flight was delayed due to weather in Spain.

A former National Aeronautics and Space Administration consultant pilot who says photos and films from Apollo missions were doctored has donated material to Roswell’s UFO Museum. Former trainer of astronauts Ralph Kennedy Johnston has the photos point to evidence of extraterrestrial activity on the moon.

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