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A Taos District Court Judge ruled on Thursday (July 16) that Micola Sopyn would remain at Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Los Lunas to serve out the remainder of a 16-year prison sentence for second-degree murder, finding insufficient evidence the convict should be released to house arrest due to a heightened risk of developing COVID-19 in prison.

By John Millerjmiller@taosnews.comA man sentenced to prison in 2017 for fatally shooting a woman outside his home in Taos is trying to persuade the courts that he should be temporarily transferred to …

Jeff Shannon, a Taos Magistrate Court judge for seven and a half years, was appointed to Taos District Court last year, replacing Jeff McElroy, who retired after 17 years with the district, the last seven as judge. Shannon is running unopposed this election and will hold the office for a full term.