LAS VEGAS, N.M. (KRQE) - On Monday, the six football players from Robertson High Schoolcharged with serious crimes made court appearances.
The six are accused of sexually assaulting freshman teammatesduring a hazing incident in August.
The prosecuting attorney confirmed on Monday that hecurrently intends to try all of the suspects as adults.
All six face charges individually, and lawyers for all sixsaid that they denied the charges—the juvenile term forpleading not guilty.
All of the defendants were placed on a form of house arrest.They're free only to leave home for education, work and exercise.Otherwise they are required to stay home under adult supervision.
Despite the charges, the lawyer for one defendant said thathe's confident the adult sanctions against the six will be dropped.
"He wanted to keep his options open, and he only had untiltoday or tomorrow to keep them open. But he has said publicly thathe's not pushing those adult sanctions and he's trying to explainto the families that's probably not where this is headed," Defenseattorney Steve Ahrens said.
Parents of the alleged victims are upset that the releaseterms aren't tougher.
Four of the six teens will be able to work out at thecommunity recreational center for two hours a day.
Some of the alleged victims also go to the center.
The next step in the case it up to the State Supreme Court;it will choose a presiding judge who will select a preliminaryhearing date.
An Albuquerque Police officer involved shooting over the weekend marks the fifth since late October and city officials are taking notice.
A woman was stolen from her daughter's car, a woman who died more than five years ago.
Albuquerque police shot and killed a man Sunday night after responding to an assault call near UNM.
Deputies were led on a chase around 4 p.m. Monday after a person called 911 to report their vehicle had been stolen and was being driven recklessly around Albuquerque.
New Mexico could have hundreds of millions of dollars more to spend as legislators get ready to put together next year's budget in the upcoming legislative session.
Organizers of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl are hoping to shed the disappointing attendance numbers that weighed down the event last year when the Colorado State Rams and the Washington State Cougars face off Dec. 21.