Taos DA: Compound suspects to be prosecuted as they were ‘charged originally’

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After a major setback, the DA is reassuring the public his office will prosecute the Amalia compound suspects as they were originally charged. 

The child abuse charges against the suspects were dismissed by a judge after prosecutors failed to meet a deadline for a hearing.

Those charges are for the condition of the 11 children found living at the compound.

District Attorney Donald Gallegos says his office will move forward on the case.

Thursday, he wrote on Facebook that they are assessing whether to refile the charges or take the case to a grand jury.

The father of 3-year-old Abdul Wahhaj and  Jany Leveille are still facing charges of child abuse resulting in death after his body was found on the compound.

They remain locked up. The other three have been released. 

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