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Morning Roundup

News from around New Mexico:

  • Convicted rapist/murderer Michael Guzman is in a coma after he was attacked by more than a dozen inmates at a Clayton facility where he was moved about two weeks ago from the Santa Rosa prison for his safety.
  • An Albuquerque mother says when she showed up at school to pick up her 7-year-old son, he was sitting on a chair with his hands handcuffed behind his back leaving marks on the boy’s small hands.
  • At least one Curry County jail employee is on paid administrative leave and county officials say more than one appears to have violated county policy in connection with Sunday’s jail escape.
  • State Police on Monday arrested three people in connection with a high-speed pursuit on Interstate 40 east of Tucumcari after two of the suspects fled from officers in a vehicle that had been stolen a day earlier in Albuquerque.
  • A Chaves County sheriff’s deputy was hit Monday on his first day on the job when another driver ran a stop sign and struck his patrol vehicle.
  • Robert W. Schmidt, 55, of Albuquerque, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque Monday to one count of transporting a visual depiction of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct in a plea agreement with federal prosecutors.
  • A New Mexico State University student is earning degrees in conservation, ecology, biology and anthropology while trying to save an endangered species in Borneo.
  • Cultural Affairs Department Secretary Veronica Gonzales has named Devon Skeele as New Mexico’s state librarian.  Skeele currently is librarian, archivist and webmaster for the state Museum of Art in Santa Fe.
  • A man searching for arrowheads and picking up trash on a ranch near Des Moines earlier this month discovered human bones that authorities believe may be those of a Clayton man missing since early this year.
  • Albuquerque teenager Cameron Glasrud will have to watch his Eldorado High School basketball team from the sideline this season after the jeep he was driving was T-boned by an alleged DWI driver.
  • A 29-year-old Los Lunas man was arrested on charges of arson and aggravated battery Thursday after deputies say he tried to burn down the house where he lived on the 100 block of Peyton Road.
  • Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrests of four teenagers or young adults who allegedly committed an armed robbery early Monday at the Pic Quick store at 3925 S. Main St.
  • A former New Mexico State Police officer will go on trial in Taos next month on domestic violence charges.

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