A New Mexico Republican who shed his state House election pleaded not responsible Friday to fees stemming from various shootings of Democratic officials’ homes.
Solomon Peña was arrested in January immediately after an investigation by Albuquerque police found that six shootings among Dec. 4 and Jan. 5 had been allegedly connected to Peña. Law enforcement stated Peña employed four other gentlemen to shoot at the residences of 4 local Democratic officers pursuing his election loss, which he claimed was rigged.
Peña, whom Albuquerque law enforcement explained as the “mastermind” powering the assaults, was indicted by a grand jury Monday on 14 fees related to the shootings.
Prior to the shootings, Peña frequented the residences of his alleged targets, NBC Information documented.
“Peña arrived to my residence suitable soon after the [November] election,” Bernalillo County Commissioner Adriann Barboa told NBC News. “He was kind of erratic in the factors he was making an attempt to make about the election, and about how several doors he knocked on and how the amount of votes did not match.”
Former County Commissioner Debbie O’Malley instructed NBC News that Peña also came to her dwelling and “was angry about shedding the election.”
“He felt the election was unfair and untrue,” O’Malley said, including that she later referred to as the police. On Dec. 11, her dwelling was struck by a dozen bullets.
No a person was hurt in the shootings.
Peña, who has a historical past of felony convictions, will stay in jail right until he awaits demo, a judge ruled previous 7 days.
The Fort News