Federal judge rules to keep five Amalia compound suspects locked up

New Mexico

A federal judge has ruled to hold all five Amalia compound suspects in jail until their trial. 

In federal court, an FBI agent took the stand explaining what happened on the property in Amalia. It was also revealed that Jany Leveille, an immigrant from Haiti, was considered the leader on the compound. 

The agent testified she heard messages from God and would translate them for the rest of the people on the compound, including the 11 children. 

The agent also says several of the children he interviewed talked about Siraj Wahhaj wanting to create an army for Jihad, which he described as attacks for Allah. 

All five are facing conspiracy charges. 

Jany Leveille is also looking at a charge of possession of a firearm by an illegal alien. Wednesday, the agent said she’s been in the U.S. for 20 years. 

After hours of testimony Wednesday, a federal judge decided that all five suspects will remain locked up. 

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