In a motion filed Wednesday, prosecutors said Peña’s behavior “shows how much he’s willing to do when he’s dissatisfied with reality.”
Peña failed the Republican bid for the New Mexico State Capitol in November. He claimed the election was “rigged” despite the district being a longtime Democratic stronghold.
Authorities arrested Peña on Monday and accused him of paying a father, son and two other unidentified men to shoot officials’ home in early December and early January. It penetrated my 10-year-old daughter’s bedroom, but no one was hurt.
Peña emerges via video shackled for Wednesday’s first court appearance for multiple reasons, including shooting at home, battery deterioration from deadly weapons, conspiracy and being a felon with a firearm. Did.
The attorney in charge of the case, Roberta Jursic, has not returned messages requesting comment.
An evaluation based on multiple factors recommends Peña’s release, but it will be up to the judge to decide.
Risk assessment tools have been the subject of much criticism. Albuquerque continues to fight relentless violent crime, prompting ordinary citizens to urge Democratic lawmakers and Gov. because it asks you to judicial system.
Albuquerque Police Chief Harold Medina on Wednesday reiterated his complaint that the system was broken and the assessment tools were flawed.
“How do we require judges to use this broken tool? We need to fix this process so that the public believes it keeps the community safe from dangerous criminals.” Chief said in a statement.
New Mexico Supreme Court administrators defend the tool, developed by the Arnold Foundation and used in dozens of jurisdictions across the United States.
Authorities used a combination of cell phone and vehicle records, bullet casings collected near the officials’ homes, and information from secret witnesses to identify Peña as the prime suspect.
Police say Peña showed up uninvited at the home of an elected official with documents proving that he had won the election. There was no evidence of widespread voter fraud or fraud involving enough votes to change the outcome in New Mexico in 2020 or 2022.
Court records show Peña spent several years in prison after being arrested in 2007 and later arrested in connection with a smash-and-grab robbery plot that authorities targeted a retail store. After completing his probation in 2021, his voting rights were restored.