New Mexico News Podcast: The long wait for justice in Victoria Martens’ case

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – More than five years after one of Albuquerque’s most heinous crimes, the long-awaited trial of one of the last known suspects were supposed to start this month. However, the trial of Fabian Gonzales didn’t start as expected.

Gonzales, who’s accused in the 2016 death of 10-year old Victoria Martens, has been awaiting trial since his arrest nearly six years ago. He’s accused of several counts of evidence tampering and child abuse resulting in death.


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The complicated case is the focus of this week’s episode of the New Mexico News Podcast, as Chris and Gabby speak with an attorney about what’s taken so long. President-Elect of the New Mexico Criminal Lawyers Association and a longtime New Mexico attorney Jennifer Burrill joins the conversation to help assess the reasons behind the years-long delay in the trial.

Join Gabby and Chris for the New Mexico News Podcast every week, with new episodes available on Tuesdays. You can listen to the New Mexico News Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, StitcherPodbean, and several other popular podcast players.

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If you have a question, comment, or suggestion for the podcast, let us know! Email the hosts at chris.mckee@krqe.com or gabrielle.burkhart@krqe.com.

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