CLOVIS, N.M. (KRQE) - A Clovis man is going to prison for punishing his two foster children with a Taser.
Michael Vargas, who was convicted of 24 counts of child abuse for Tasing the children that many times, got 16 years Thursday.
Prosecutors asked for 24 years, one for each burn mark on the kids’ stomachs and arms.
The case broke in 2010 when the kids told the social worker at their elementary school what happened.
The Tasing went on over a two-month period.
Four and a half years after he went to prison, former state senate leader Manny Aragon is out.
A suspected meth kingpin the FBI thought might be hiding out in New Mexico has been captured.
The popular Capulin Snow Play Area near Sandia Peak will be closed for the second year in a row.
While the roads were looking clearer late Thursday afternoon in the Albuquerque area, they could get dangerous again as temperatures drop later in the evening.
New details were released Thursday in Albuquerque's latest police shooting.
The southeast part of the state is getting hit hard with winter weather.