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Jury hung in Questa coach rape trial

John Rael, a former coach with Questa School District who was accused of raping a 14-year-old girl in 2016, walked away a free man this week after a Taos district court jury failed to come to a … more

Deliberations begin in rape trial against former Questa coach

A Taos district court jury began deliberations Thursday afternoon (May 17) after hearing evidence presented over the course of a two-day trial in a case filed against John Rael, a former coach with … more

Taos murder case sent to jury

A two-day murder trial of a man accused of shooting and killing a woman at a gas station in Taos last year is now in the hands of a Taos District Court jury. As of press time Wednesday afternoon … more

Day one of Taos murder trial sets stage, leaves questions

A man accused of shooting and killing a 23-year-old woman at a gas station in Taos last year appeared for day one of a first-degree murder trial in Taos District Court Tuesday (May 15). … more

Taos District Court jury trial postponed for accused child abductor

A Taos District Court jury trial for an Española man accused of kidnapping a 15-year-old Peñasco girl in February has been postponed pending the defendant's acceptance of a plea … more

Carson man found guilty of sex crimes against a child

After a protracted two-and-a-half-year battle in Taos District Court, the case against David W. Lewis, a Carson man charged with four counts of sexual penetration against a minor, came to its long … more

Trial for alleged child sex offender postponed

A Monday (Sept. 18) district court jury trial scheduled in Taos for David W. Lewis, a Carson man charged with four felony counts of criminal sexual penetration of a child under the age of 13, was … more

The docket

The following is a selected preview of upcoming case activity in the Taos County court system. Please note that all dates and times are subject to change. Trials No trials for selected … more
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