The five facts you need to know:
- Crews are expected to be back on the fire lines Wednesday morning fighting the massive Dog Head Fire burning in the Manzano Mountains about five miles northwest of Tajique. The last update put the fire between 800 and 1,000 acres. A type two team is coming to to help fight the flames Wednesday. Ground crews will also get a little more help from the air. Voluntary evacuations are in place and at least 40 to 50 homes were evacuated northeast of that area. A community meeting is scheduled to take place Wednesday night at 7 p.m.
- Wednesday will be sunny with highs in the lower to mid 90’s. South winds 10 to 20 miles per in the afternoon. Wednesday night will be mostly clear with lows in the 50’s. West winds 10 to 15 miles per hour.
- A state worker is facing charges accused for an inappropriate relationship with a patient. KRQE News 13 has learned that patient is teen killer Nehemiah Griego. Officers say Griego admitted he and 35-year-old Amber Lucero would take walks and find secret spots away from the cameras to kiss and touch each other over their clothing. The state has now suspended Lucero with pay.
- Organizers of a self-defense class for kids are hoping to expand the program after the abduction and murder of 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike hit the Navajo Nation hard. Trainers from Jackson’s Mixed Martial Arts and Fitness Academy are teaching children on the Santo Domingo Pueblo everything from safe words to how to break free from a stranger’s arms. Some of the trainers have trained alongside Holly Holm.
- A young lifeguard in Rio Rancho is being hailed as a hero. On Memorial Day, 16-year-old Haylee Rivera jumped in to save a 5-year-old boy who jumped off the diving board into water that was too much for him to handle. His friend tried to help, but Haylee says both were struggling. She pulled them to the side and got them out.
Top Morning Headlines:
As US officials continue their work to get a man accused of killing his wife and daughters in Roswell, back to the U.S., KRQE News 13 is learning more about what authorities say happened. A criminal complaint says a 15-year old cousin found the mother and their young daughters, ages 3 to 14, shot to death in their Roswell home Sunday. In court documents, family members say they were worried because the father, Juan Villegas had lost his job and had become jealous and his wife had threatened divorce. Family members tell police they now believe Villegas planned for some time to kill his wife and daughters. They say he had been selling off his livestock, something they didn’t think was strange until now. Authorities arrested him in Mexico but it may take a while for him to return to the U.S. because he’s a Mexican citizen.