April 25 Evening Rush: Case against teen accused of killing mailman goes federal

1. The case against Xavier Zamora, the teen who police say shot and killed mail carrier Jose ‘Pepe’ Hernandez on Monday, is headed to federal court. Zamora was arrested late Wednesday night, after being on the run since the shooting. He was found hiding out in a home on Whisper Pointe Street SW, about five minutes from where Hernandez was shot and killed. 

Full Story: Mail carrier murder case goes federal, neighbors discuss teen’s arrest


2. Enough moisture remains over the state over the next few days to touch off scattered afternoon showers over the mountains. Otherwise, valley sections will see partly cloudy skies with highs in the 80s. Another storm system closes in on New Mexico early next week.

Full Story: Mark’s Thursday Evening Forecast


3. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham says our state won’t turn its backs on asylum seekers. Thursday, she toured two emergency facilities in Las Cruces that are providing temporary shelter and supplies for the hundreds of people filtering through—at least 100 a day. 

Full Story: Governor tours Las Cruces facilities sheltering migrants


4. The woman who left six dogs in a car to die just can’t seem to stay out of trouble, and it looks like her chances have run out. As part of a plea deal, Sara Mauter was sentenced to 18 months of probation. However, prosecutors say Mauter has tested positive for drugs recently, which is a violation of her probation. 

Full Story: Woman who abandoned dogs receives additional jail time for probation violation


5. Mark Redwine is accused of killing his 13-year-old son Dylan in 2012 during a court-ordered visit. Now, Redwine’s attorneys are asking a judge to exclude evidence from cadaver-sniffing dogs. They’re questioning the accuracy and consistency of canines trained to sniff for human remains. No decision has been made yet. 

Full Story: Mark Redwine asks to have some evidence tossed out ahead of trial


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