October 2 Morning Rush: Jury finds man guilty in shooting death of Army vet at ATM

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1. The man who shot and killed another man at an ATM now faces up to 23 years in prison after being convicted of second-degree murder. Two years ago, Matthew Chavez shot Tyler Lackey at an ATM near Gibson and Yale during a botched robbery. Chavez was wearing a mask at the time and he never admitted to the robbery. A witness testified that Lackey followed Chavez back to his car gun drawn, to keep him from getting away. Chavez had a gun in his car and shot Lackey, killing him. Chavez’s attorneys claimed self-defense. A jury didn’t agree, convicting him of second-degree murder.

Full story: Jury finds man guilty of shooting Army veteran at ATM

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2. The man charged with stabbing a business owner with a dirty needle could soon be let out of jail. This comes after a judge ruled he isn’t dangerous enough to keep behind bars. Allen Culp says he’s now worried the suspect, Shammon Cordova will come back when released. Culp says when he asked Cordova to leave his car lot at Wyoming and Copper, Cordova stabbed him with a used needle. Judge Stan Whitaker, agreed  Cordova was a danger, but still ruled Cordova can be released from jail after completing a 30-day drug program. He’ll be placed on an ankle monitor with a curfew.

Full story: Judge orders release of suspect accused of stabbing man with needle

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3. What’s left of Tropical Depression Rosa will cross Arizona/Four Corners region on Tuesday.

Full story: Kristen’s Tuesday Morning Forecast
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4. UNM police plan to add four more officers to its force, to help fight crime on campus. The decision announced after a new report shows a spike in crime on campus. The national report shows statistics from 2016 that shows UNM had more car thefts than any college campus in the country. UNM’s police chief also sent a letter to students and staff Monday noting that property crime continues to be a problem. Police also plans to continue using the private security company that already monitors the lots.

Full story: UNM’s number of car thefts on the rise

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5. Balloon Fiesta is less than four days away and you can help balloon pilots this fiesta through a new program called “X Marks the Spot.” You can get an X from the Hispano Chamber of Commerce or just use a white sheet to place an X on your property. Both indicate that a balloon pilot can land there. If a pilot lands on or near a person’s X, they will be entered to win a prize package from a daily drawing.

Full story: 2018 Balloon Fiesta welcomes 567 balloons, 20 new special shapes

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