April 11 Morning Rush: Defense calls for mistrial following testimony of accused cop killer

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1. A judge will decide whether or not to declare a mistrial in the case against Davon Lymon. A question by prosecutors of Lymon on the stand is what’s prompting the possible latest move in the trial. Defense attorneys objected when prosecutors asked Lymon if he informed officers during a SWAT situation that he was afraid and acting in self-defense. Albuquerque Police officer Daniel Webster pulled Lymon over back in 2015. Lymon claims Officer Webster was using excessive force so he shot him in self-defense. The defense argued that question from prosecutors in open court made it look like Lymon did something wrong by not talking with police after he was arrested, even though it’s his right to remain silent. The judge agreed. The attorney generals office says it can prove this type of questioning is permissible in court.

Full story: Accused cop killer Davon Lymon testifies in court, defense calls for mistrial


2. As our midweek storm continues to trek east, counterclockwise flow around the low-pressure system will bring cool air into the state. Northwest flow will keep our temperatures in the 40s, 50s, and 60s, a nearly 10 degrees below average for this time of year.

Full story: Kristen’s Thursday Morning Forecast


3. Fire officials say the blaze that broke out Wednesday just west of Portales is now fully contained. Fire crews remain on scene in eastern New Mexico looking for hotspots from the 267 Fire that scorched 1,000-acres in that area. Residents are likely returning to their homes after being asked to evacuate. Fueled by high winds, the flames torched at least four homes. A portion of NM 267 was closed while crews were battling the fire since it’s been reopened. An investigation is now underway to find the cause.

Full story: “267 Fire” burns 1,000 acres, 4 structures in Roosevelt County


4. In certain spots around Albuqeruque, you may notice new barrier curbs along the ART route. The curbs are meant to stop illegal left turns across ART lanes. The city noticed the problem and began construction once again to add the barriers. During that training, two accidents happened. Both of them on Central near Atrisco, because of illegal left turns. The curb itself costs $32,000. The city has plans no adding the curbs anywhere else but said that could change. 

Full story: City building curb between ART lanes to stop illegal left turns


5. This weekend, you can get rid of your unwanted electronics and support the BioPark while you’re at it. The zoo is holding an e-waste recycling event this Saturday. You can drop off old cell phones, printers, and other household electronics. For every pound collected, New Mexico Computer Recyclers will donate 10 cents to the BioPark Society. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Full story: BioPark Zoo hosting e-waste recycling event


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