May 7th Morning Rush: Davon Lymon set to be sentenced Tuesday

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1. The family of slain Albuquerque Police Department Officer Daniel Webster will get their chance to speak directly to his killer. Davon Lymon is set to be sentenced Tuesday. Lymon is facing life without parole for the 2016 shooting death of Albuquerque Police Officer Daniel Webster. During his trial, Lymon says he shot Webster in self-defense.

Full Story: Judge expected to sentence Davon Lymon on Tuesday


2. The city will soon use thousands of approved funds to help migrants traveling through Albuquerque. Last night councilors passed a proposal in a 6-3 vote to give $250,000 to non-profits to provide shelter and medical services for immigrants. Councilor Pat Davis says the money is meant for a short-term one-time project. Expo New Mexico will also open a facility to house asylum seekers.

Full Story: Albuquerque city council approves $250K in funding to help asylum seekers


3. A cooler day on tap with afternoon highs in the 60s, 70s and 80s (fewer 80s and 90s compared to Monday). A mostly to partly sunny sky will blanket the state with breezy to windy conditions expected by Tuesday afternoon. 

Full Story: Kristen’s Tuesday Morning Forecast


4. Espanola police are asking residents to be aware of a man pretending to be a priest to scam people out of money. Police say someone is using the name of a real local priest and is texting parishioners saying he needs a $500 gift card for his niece. Police say do not fall for it. A similar scam was also reported in Socorro. The priest at the San Miguel parish told his parishioners to not give money either.

Full Story: Espanola police issue warning about scammer pretending to be priest


5. If you ever wanted to know all the background on the KiMo Theatre in Albuquerque, you can through a new book that is set to be released Tuesday. The book is called “KiMo Theatre: Fact and Folklore.” The city is hosting a free event at the theatre on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Signed copies will also be available for purchase.

Full Story: Book about KiMo Theatre set to launch Tuesday


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