Grand jury indicts man accused of shooting deputy, killing Ruidoso woman

Andrew Magill
Andrew Magill

RUIDOSO, N.M. (KRQE) – A grand jury indicted a man accused of shooting a deputy and killing a woman with an ax.

Deputies say 25-year-old Andrew Magill decapitated Mary Ann Moorhouse at a ranch near Ruidoso Downs earlier this month.

Investigators say Magill told police he was Jesus, his dad was God and he had to chop a woman’s head off with an ax. He later got into a struggle with a deputy at a hospital and shot him. That deputy is recovering.

Prosecutors say Magill suffers from mental illness, and they are trying to keep him behind bars. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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