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A Peñasco man who allegedly stabbed his mother and father this past Saturday (Oct. 9) was detained and taken to receive mental health treatment, said the Taos County Sheriff’s Office Thursday (Oct. 14).
Anthony Benavidez, James Boyd, Claude Trivino, Valente Acosta-Bustillos - all of these people were in the midst of a mental health crisis when they were shot and killed during encounters with law enforcement officers in New Mexico. But a man in Taos last week who had armed himself with a shotgun while also suffering from a mental illness wasn't after members of the Taos County Sheriff's Office arrived at his home.
Taos County Undersheriff Steve Miera said a member of the man's family had called in to report that he had not taken his medication for an undisclosed mental health issue and started been making threats.
Taos County resident Aram Montoya was sentenced to life in prison, plus 21 years, after pleading guilty Thursday (Aug. 26) to stabbing his wife last year and for his role in the murder of Joseph Morgas of Ranchos de Taos in 2019.
Emergency services responded to a report of a single-wide mobile home on fire in the San Cristobal area, Taos County Undersheriff Steve Miera confirmed Friday morning. He said crews were currently cutting trees to get to the home, and it is currently not known if it’s occupied.
Taos County resident Aram Montoya was sentenced to life in prison, plus 21 years, after pleading guilty on Thursday (Aug. 26) to stabbing his wife last year and for his role in the murder of Joseph Morgas of Ranchos de Taos in 2019.
The crash killed 18-year-old Taos resident Nicolas Romero.
A Peñasco woman was arrested early Wednesday morning (Aug. 11) on suspicion of shooting and killing her boyfriend.