The 5 Facts You Need to Know
1. Dominique Perez, one of the former Albuquerque police officers on trial for the murder of a homeless camper, is expected to take the stand again Wednesday. However, the focus Tuesday turned to Perez’ co-defendant Keith Sandy who fired first. Sandy is also expected to testify later this week. Both men are charged with second-degree murder. KRQE News 13 will be streaming live from the courtroom.
2. Wednesday, sunny with highs in the upper 60’s to mid 70’s. Winds shifting to the west, 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Wednesday night, clear with lows in the mid 30’s to lower 40’s.
3. The families of the two homeless men killed by three boys are now waiting for one more of the killers to be punished. This, after the second teen, 18-year-old Nathaniel Carrillo, was handed down a 26-year-old year sentence Tuesday. Carrillo, Alex Rios and Gilbert Tafoya brutally attacked 46-year-old Kee Thompson and 44-year-old Allison Gorman in a dirt lot off of west Central in 2014.
Full story: Teen charged with killing homeless men sentenced
4. A lot of people are still talking about the fiery debate between vice presidential picks Mike Pence and Tim Kaine. Pence was forced to take on questions about running mate Donald Trump’s taxes and remarks about women and Mexican nationals. Kaine on the other hand, was bombarded with calls for Hillary Clinton to release her emails. Both campaigns claimed victory as soon as the debate ended.
Full story: Kaine attacks, Pence fights back in VP debate
5. Safety tip of the day: If your smoke alarm is older than 10 years old, you should get a new one according to Albuquerque and Bernalillo County Fire. Both departments are handing out two free smoke alarms per household during fire prevention week.
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