Updated: Friday, 12 Aug 2011, 8:51 AM MDT
Published : Friday, 12 Aug 2011, 8:51 AM MDT
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - The case against former district judge Pat Murdoch has taken a new turn because police have uncovered new evidence of possible crimes by Murdoch.
Murdoch retired after his arrest last month for allegedly raping a prostitute.
Albuquerque investigators were reportedly tipped by confidential informants and found new information while going through Murdoch’s phone which they seized after his arrest.
APD will not say if the possible new crimes have anything to do with prostitutes.
Meanwhile Santa Fe district attorney Angela Spence Pacheco, who is prosecuting the case, says the original charges against Murdoch will be dropped Friday.
“We want the police to continue with their investigation and based on their investigation we will make a decision as to what charges will go forward, there could be more charges, there could be less charges,” Pacheco said.
Murdoch insists he is not guilty and remains free without bond.