1. A Farmington man is now charged with murdering his son. According to the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office says Fernando Azofeifa had been arguing with the child’s mother earlier Saturday. He even pointed a rifle at a man she had with her when the two met to exchange the 5-year-old. They say he later sent a text message to the mother saying she would never see her son again. Deputies found the Azofeifa at an apartment in Farmington Sunday afternoon. While searching the apartment, detectives found the boy’s body. They have not said how they believe he died.
2. The debate continues on whether or not a referendum should be used on the new gun law. The referendum could give voters a chance to weigh in on if they want the new law to be repealed. Governor Lujan Grisham recently signed the bill requiring background checks on private gun sales. Gun supporters and house republicans quickly proposed the referendum in attempts to overturn it. However, they’ll have to get it on the 2020 ballot. According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, if it happens it would be the second-time in statehood history a referendum to repeal a law passed by the legislature.
3. The only snag in our Monday forecast will be the potential for fog and low clouds reducing visibility for the morning drive. Once the sun rises, those low clouds will mix out giving way to a mostly sunny and warmer afternoon.
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4. It’s been three months since New Mexico’s last “Top Cop“ stepped down and still, the position remains vacant. Pete Kassetas retired as Governor Susana Martinez left office. Currently, the department has no deputy chiefs either. New Mexico State Police says they are okay for now.
5. Brackets are busted. We are down to the Final Four in the March Madness tournament. Michigan State knocked out tournament favorite Duke Sunday 68-67. Auburn beat Kentucky 77-71 in overtime. Virginia, Michigan State, Texas Tech, and Auburn will all advance to this Saturday’s Final Four.
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