New Mexico compound

TAOS, N.M. | The Latest: Governor opposes release of compound suspects

TAOS, N.M.— The Latest on 11 children found living in a filthy, makeshift compound in New Mexico (all times local): 10:55 a.m. New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and other state Republicans are criticizing a judge’s decision to allow the release of five defendants accused of child abuse at a ramshackle desert compound where authorities found … Continue reading TAOS, N.M. | The Latest: Governor opposes release of compound suspects

TAOS, N.M. | The Latest: Compound defendants to be released pending trial

TAOS, N.M. — The Latest on 11 children found living in a filthy, makeshift compound in New Mexico (all times local): 6:30 p.m. A state judge has denied a request by prosecutors to keep in jail the two men and three women who were arrested during a raid at a New Mexico compound as they … Continue reading TAOS, N.M. | The Latest: Compound defendants to be released pending trial

TAOS, N.M. | Judge sets bail for adults arrested at New Mexico compound

TAOS, N.M. — A state judge on Monday cleared the way for five defendants who were arrested on child abuse charges at a remote New Mexico compound to be released pending trial despite authorities’ suspicions that the group was training children to use firearms for an anti-government mission. Judge Sarah Backus set a $20,000 bond … Continue reading TAOS, N.M. | Judge sets bail for adults arrested at New Mexico compound

TAOS, N.M | Evidence of child abuse at New Mexico compound under review

TAOS, N.M. — A court hearing is planned on allegations that children at a remote compound in northern New Mexico may have been trained in the use of firearms in preparation for a school shooting. Two men and three women were scheduled to appear in New Mexico state district court Monday on accusations of child … Continue reading TAOS, N.M | Evidence of child abuse at New Mexico compound under review

TAOS, N.M. | Father recalls compound suspect as high-strung, not radical

TAOS, N.M. — At a remote New Mexico outpost, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj and others who came to the area with him last year were by local authorities’ accounts “extremist of the Muslim belief” who trained youth to use fire arms and carry out future school shootings. Yet for the 40-year-old’s father, a Muslim cleric who … Continue reading TAOS, N.M. | Father recalls compound suspect as high-strung, not radical

TAOS, N.M. | Muslim cleric: Grandson found buried at New Mexico compound

TAOS, N.M.  — A severely disabled Georgia boy who authorities say was kidnapped by his father and marked for an exorcism was found buried at the ramshackle compound in the New Mexico desert that has been the focus of investigators for the past week, the toddler’s grandfather said Thursday. New Mexico authorities, however, said they … Continue reading TAOS, N.M. | Muslim cleric: Grandson found buried at New Mexico compound

TAOS, N.M. | Grandfather: Remains at New Mexico compound are missing boy

TAOS, N.M. — A severely disabled Georgia boy who authorities say was kidnapped by his father and marked for an exorcism was found buried at the ramshackle compound in the New Mexico desert that has been the focus of investigators for the past week, the toddler’s grandfather said Thursday. New Mexico authorities, however, said they … Continue reading TAOS, N.M. | Grandfather: Remains at New Mexico compound are missing boy

AMALIA, N.M. | Man due in court; child remains found at New Mexico compound

AMALIA, N.M.  — For months, neighbors had been concerned about a squalid compound built along a remote New Mexico plain, saying they had brought their concerns to authorities long before sheriff’s officials first found 11 hungry children, and then the remains of a small boy on the lot. Two men and three women also had … Continue reading AMALIA, N.M. | Man due in court; child remains found at New Mexico compound

AMALIA, N.M. | The Latest: Lawyer cites ‘thin’ complaints in compound case

AMALIA, N.M. — The Latest on 11 children found living in a filthy, makeshift compound in New Mexico (all times local): 6 p.m. A defense attorney says criminal complaints accusing five adults of child abuse at a remote New Mexico compound are sparse in detail, leading to uncertainty about how much investigative work has been … Continue reading AMALIA, N.M. | The Latest: Lawyer cites ‘thin’ complaints in compound case

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M | Father arrested at NM compound to face court; son missing

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.  — A plea for help and the search for a missing boy drew sheriff’s deputies to a desolate New Mexico compound, walled off by stacks of old tires, wooden pallets and other debris. Just past the crude “no trespassing” sign, the officers found 16 people — including 11 children — living in squalid … Continue reading ALBUQUERQUE, N.M | Father arrested at NM compound to face court; son missing

TAOS, N.M. | New Mexico sheriff: Compound searched, 11 kids removed

TAOS, N.M. — Law enforcement officers searching a rural northern New Mexico compound for a missing 3-year-old boy didn’t locate him but found 11 other children in filthy conditions and hardly any food, a sheriff said Saturday. The children ranging in age from 1 to 15 were removed from the compound in the small community … Continue reading TAOS, N.M. | New Mexico sheriff: Compound searched, 11 kids removed