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Author archives: Keith Bell

  • Man, 23, arrested in fatal shooting, Saturday

    August 23, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Mario Montoya Jessica Palmer Record Staff Writer The man shot on the 800 block of East Albuquerque Street, around 3:30 p.m. Saturday, died at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center, before he could be flown out to a regional hospital. The victim originally named...

  • Vega guilty on all counts

    August 21, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

    After a little more than two hours of deliberation, Saturday, the jury found David Vega, 48, guilty on all counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his son Christopher Lee Vega and his son’s girlfriend Michelle Montgomery, on May 10, 2010. During the...

  • Currier denies mistrial motion

    August 20, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Defense attorney Jesse Cosby filed for mistrial, Friday, in the State’s case against David Vega. Vega is accused of the murder of Christopher Vega, 25, and his girlfriend, Michelle Montgomery, 31. Cosby told the court that the District Attorney’s office...

  • Vega trial Day 3

    August 19, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Day three of the State of New Mexico v David Vega started with Officer Ted Sandoval reviewing the extent of his injuries that occurred during the shoot-out which followed the murders of Christopher Vega, 25, and his girlfriend, Alisa (Michelle) Montgomery,...

  • Autopsy results released in Vega trial

    August 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

    The state presented its case on day two of the State of New Mexico versus David Vega murder trial. Vega is facing charges of first-degree murder for the May 10, 2010, shooting death of his son Christopher, 25, and his son’s girlfriend, Alisa Montgomery, 31....

  • RPD chief names his new deputy

    August 17, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Roswell Police Chief Alfonso Solis announced his selection for position of deputy chief on Tuesday, Philip A. Smith Jr., 47, of Atkinson, N.H. The city received seven applications in-house and five applications from outside of Roswell, two of which were from...

  • David Vega trial begins

    August 17, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Defense attorney Jesse Cosby referred to the case against his client, David Vega, as failure of the system. Vega is charged with two counts of first-degree murder for the shooting deaths of his son, Christopher Lee Vega, 25, and his son’s girlfriend, Alisa...

  • Roswell’s school resource officer position reinstated

    August 17, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Roswell schools’ resource officer Helen Cheromiah is excited about the new school year that began this week. “I love what I do,” she said. The position of school resource officer was reinstated this year after being suspended three years ago, according...

  • Carranza hearing to begin

    August 16, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

    The District Attorney’s key witness, Christopher Glen, in the case of New Mexico versus Jesus Carranza has disappeared. Assistant District Attorney Debra Hutchins informed the court that “he has cut his ankle monitor. He (Glenn) told our investigator...

  • Vega murder trial to begin

    August 2, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Defense and State’s attorneys complete their preparations for the David Vega murder trial due to begin on August 16. David Vega is accused of murdering his 25-year -old son, Christopher Lee Vega, and his son’s 31-yearold girlfriend, Alisa...