Tucumcari man faces murder charge

Thomas Garcia A 20-year-old Tucumcari man was bound over to district court Wednesday and will face a murder charge in connection with the homicide of Shirley Pacheco, 33. Quay County Magistrate Court Judge Joel Garnett’s order sending Randall Jones to trial followed a five-hour preliminary hearing. No date was set for trial. “We were able […]

Tucumcari suspect arraigned

Freedom New Mexico A man accused of killing two men in a Tucumcari hotel was arraigned Tuesday in the Quay County Magistrate Court. Muziwokuthula Madonda appeared before Magistrate Judge Joel Garnett via closed circuit television from the Quay County Detention Center. Madonda is charged with for two open counts of murder and one count of […]

8-19 Reunions

Carlton The family of Aubrey and Elmina (Crow) Carlton, formerly of Friona, Texas, held their 21st annual reunion July 21 at the home of Joe and Margie (Carlton) Rexrode of Lockney, Texas. Special guests were Aunt Zula Carlton of Plainview, Texas, and Aunt Sue Inman of Hereford, Texas; cousins Jack and Claire Johnson of Georgetown, […]

Lack of state standards both a blessing and curse for county’s jail

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A detention center inmates shirt hangs from the door as other inmates play basketballFriday at the jail. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer When it comes to jail standards, state law allows New Mexico’s 33 counties to do pretty much whatever they want as long as jail practices don’t […]