Domestic dispute leaves young Meadow Lake woman dead

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A 20-year-old Valencia County woman was killed Thursday after Valencia County Sheriff’s officials say her husband shot her in the head at a mobile home in Meadow Lake.

About midnight, authorities arrested Brandon Casias, 21, at 01 Mesa Road, after the man apparently was involved in a domestic violence dispute with his wife, Amber Casias, according to Valencia County Sheriff Louis Burkhard.
Burkhard said the man called the Valencia County Dispatch Center and told personnel that he had shot his wife.
The woman died on the way to the hospital.
Burkhard said deputies found the woman with severe head wounds when they arrived at the scene.
He said there were two small children under the age of three inside when deputies arrived. Those children were taken into custody of the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department.
The cause of the dispute is under investigation.