Sixth suspect arrested in connection to murders near Dixon

Video evidence continues to yield new cases

By John Miller
jmiller@taosnews.com
Posted 6/21/18

New Mexico State Police have arrested a sixth suspect in connection to the murder of three people at a residence near Dixon earlier this month.

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Sixth suspect arrested in connection to murders near Dixon

Video evidence continues to yield new cases

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New Mexico State Police have arrested a sixth suspect in connection to the murder of three people at a residence near Dixon in late May.

Reviewing home surveillance video that captured the murders and a victim's relatives looting the bodies, state police agents came across a new clip June 4, which allegedly shows Rede Stanton, 39, of El Prado, discovering the deceased and then burglarizing the residence.

State police arrested Stanton this week, charging him with burglary, larceny and tampering with evidence. He is currently being held at the Taos County Adult Detention Center on a no bond hold.

Viewing a camera that had been installed outside the Cañoncito residence, state police say Stanton can be seen going outside to his vehicle, putting on gloves and retrieving a crowbar, which he then uses to burglarize the residence, stealing money and narcotics from the master bedroom where April Browne, 42, Abraham Martinez, 36, and Kierin Guillemin, 27, had been shot to death.

On June 1 in El Prado, state police arrested two Taos County men believed to be responsible for the triple homicide: John Powell, 34, of Taos and Roger Gage, 33, of Arroyo Hondo. Both men, who are half-brothers, face first-degree murder and other charges in Río Arriba County.

State police are treating Stanton's alleged crimes as a separate case and said in a press release they have no reason to believe he was involved in the murders.

Earlier, Sonya Chavez, 34, of El Prado was arrested on charges of tampering with evidence and conspiracy related to money and drugs stolen from the crime scene, according to state police.

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