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Update: NE Heights murder suspect dead

Officials have confirmed the suspect who killed a Northeast Heights man, kidnapped his wife and took her to northern New Mexico is dead.

According to residents, the suspect was angry because he thought his wife was sleeping with one of their neighbors.

That neighbor involved was identified as the NE Heights man that was killed by the suspect on Tuesday. The homicide was in the area of Pennsylvania and Menaul.

The suspect then kidnapped his own wife and headed to northern New Mexico.

Investigators said they intercepted the suspect in Mora County after a SWAT standoff that turned into a shootout. The suspect is now dead but police have not said if the gunshot wound was self-inflicted or fired by a law enforcement officer.

Carlos Fierro speaks with Eyewitness News 4 tonight from prison

The New Mexico Department of Corrections is shedding some light on the controversy around the issue of prisoners getting out early for good time served.

Officials say they had conducted an audit after finding a problem with how good- time credits were being assigned to prisoners.

Now they tell us that all of those good-time credits are being restored.

As you saw First on 4 Monday, much of that controversy surrounded prominent attorney Carlos Fierro.

We'll be talking with Fierro from prison Tuesday on Eyewitness News 4 at 6.

In November of 2009, Fierro was sentenced to six years for driving drunk and hitting and killing pedestrian William Tenorio outside a Santa Fe bar.

Since then Fierro's taken every class possible to rack up credits for good time.

Because of that, he was supposed to be released on parole in April.

Crimes Against Children Unit sting catches 4 predators

An undercover sex sting landed four men behind bars. Santa Fe Police spent a month trying to nab the men, who thought they were about to meet up with an underage girl for sex.

"Everybody looks at communities like Santa Fe and they think this type of activity doesn't take place within these smaller communities," said Santa Fe Police Captain Aric Wheeler.

Three of the men arrested are from Santa Fe: 33-year-old Jared Oshell, 19-year-old Hunter Schumaker and 36-year-old Octaviano Vigil.

The fourth man, Shawn Charlee, drove 300 miles from Tuba City, Arizona to have sex with who he thought was a 13-year-old girl.  

The sting is operated by the Crimes Against Children Unit in which undercover agents will scan websites like Facebook, Craigslist, even Google.

Police said all four men arrested had some sort of personal ad soliciting sex.   

Vigil to remember abused boy Thursday in Nambe

A three year old boy who died tragically one year ago will be remembered in a candlelight vigil Thursday night.

Leland Valdez of died last year after being hospitalized with injuries all over his body.

Shocking pictures of his battered face, taken before his death, were released to the media by his father, Andrew Valdez.

The boy’s mother, Tabetha Van Holtz, and her boyfriend, Stephen Gallegos, were both charged in his beating death.

Leland's case brought heavy scrutiny on the state agency Children Youth and Families after his father said he had reported his son had been abused before.

The vigil will happen Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Nambe.

SF double murder suspect spent time in psychiatric hospital

A nationwide alert has been sent out to police to be on the lookout for a double murder suspect out of Santa Fe.

Santa Fe Sheriff's deputies, state and Santa Fe police and U.S. Marshals were taking special precautions as they search for Arthur "Arturo" Anaya, 54 on Wednesday.

Officials said they do not know how he is going to behave because of his history of mental illness.

Anaya allegedly shot and killed Theresa Vigil, 51, and her daughter's boyfriend, Austin Urban, 16, on Monday after confronting the victims about collecting rent.

Wanted posters show a $1 million nationwide arrest warrant for Anaya.

"This information has been sent to every law enforcement agency in the country. They receive it through tele-type, it tells them this individual is wanted in New Mexico for two counts of murder…gives a description and a photograph," said Major Ken Johnson wit the Santa Fe Sheriff's Department.

Second victim in SF shooting dies; suspect still on the loose


The Santa Fe County Sheriff says a second person has died as a result of a double shooting Monday in Santa Fe and the suspect is still on the loose.

The Santa Fe County Sheriff say Theresa Vigil, 51, has died as a result of wounds she suffered in the shooting. Austin Urban, 16, died Monday.

Meanwhile, police continue searching for suspect Arthur “Arturo” Anaya, 54, who has not been seen since the shooting Monday afternoon on the city’s south side.

Police believe the shooting happened as Anaya confronted the victims about collecting rent. They believe he then pulled out a gun, shot both victims and then fled on foot.

Anaya is described as 5’6”, 190 lbs brown eyes with graying hair. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, brown jacket with blue collar. He may be wearing prescription eye glasses.

Wanted: Double Murder Suspect

Wanted: Double Murder Suspect


Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office Detectives are looking for a man by the name of Arthur “Arturo” Anaya who is considered to be armed and dangerous.

Fifty four year old Anaya is a suspect in a homicide which took place on Monday January 23, 2012 at the Paseo Galisteo near the Rabbit Road area (south of St. Francis Drive) in Santa Fe, New Mexico.