A Taos County Sheriff's deputy was found guilty of one count of battery Friday (August 31) following a jury trial in Taos Magistrate Court. The jury …
A Taos County Sheriff's deputy was found guilty of one count of battery Friday (August 31) following a jury trial in Taos Magistrate Court.
The jury found Deputy Mauro Rosales guilty of battering a man, but not guilty on one count of battery on a household member, the deputy's wife. A sentencing hearing for Rosales has been set for 10 a.m. Sept.19 in Taos Magistrate court.
Rosales was charged with both battery counts after allegedly attacking his wife and another man on Jan. 25. Rosales attacked Miguel Mateo Romero at a residence on Blueberry Hill after he entered the residence and found his wife and Romero in the home together, according to court records.
During an interview with New Mexico State Police, Rosales said he never touched his wife, but she was found with several bruises on her arms and waist. Initially, Rosales said he acted in self-defense after being attacked by Romero.
Rosales was placed on administrative leave for the duration of the trial. He is expected to face sentencing for the petty misdemeanor in September.
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