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Man arrested, charged for ML dragging death

Anthony Cabrera Died weeks after incident

Valencia County Sheriff deputies believe they caught the suspect who dragged a Los Lunas man more than a 130 feet in a carjacking in Meadow Lake last month in an incident that eventually claimed the life of the 66-year-old victim.

Belen man indicted for shooting estranged wife

A 31-year-old Belen man was indicted on charges including aggravated battery, aggravated assault, aggravated battery and three counts of and child abuse following an incident where police said he shot his estranged wife in the abdomen last month.

Ex-cop enters DWI plea, sentenced

Daniel Barde, an ex-state police officer accused of DWI and child abuse in July 2011, was sentenced to one year of supervised probation and community service after entering into a plea and disposition agreement on Jan. 28 in Valencia County District Court.

VHS hazing defendant sentenced

The oldest suspect in the 2010 sexual hazing case at Valencia High School was sentenced Tuesday to an undetermined amount of supervised probation in Valencia County District Court.

Number of homicides in county increases in 2012

The number of homicides in Valencia County doubled in 2012, and the number assaults in every municipality rose with the exception of Bosque Farms and Peralta, according to crime statistics compiled by local law enforcement agencies.

Police: Man shoots wife in abdomen

Pio Aquino Charged in shooting

A Belen man is being held at the Valencia County Detention Center after police said he shot his estranged wife in the abdomen Monday morning while two of their three children watched.