ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The preliminary and detention hearings for five people connected to a Taos compound where a dead child was found was continued for one week.
Attorneys for the group requested the delay, saying after the hearing that they needed more time to prepare for the proceedings.
Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, 40, Lucas Morton, 40, Jany Leveille, 35, Hujrah Wahhaj, 37, and Subhanah Wahhaj, 35, have been charged in federal court with federal gun charges. The criminal complaints against them accuse Leveille, a native of Haiti, of being in the country illegally and the others of conspiring to get her a firearm.
The group will remain in federal custody until the hearing, which is scheduled for Sept. 12.
“The is an unusual case,” said Amy Sirignano, Morton’s attorney.
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