NM - Lloyd, 55, Dixie, 53, & Steven Ortiz, 21, murdered, El Rancho, 19 June 2011

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  1. colette

    colette Active Member

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    A couple and their 21 year old son have been found murdered in their home. At first it was thought they were shot but LE says that is not true and they are not releasing the cause of death only to say all three have been murdered. They live in a small town north of Sante Fe. Lloyd Ortiz, his wife Dixie and their 21-year old foster son Steven were discovered in their El Rancho home Sunday.

    The video has a lot of details:

    http://www.kasa.com/dpps/news/crime/family-deaths-ruled-a-triple-homicide_3857541

    Another article tells how a relative does not like how the murders are being investigated:
    The relative chose to remain anonymous and said Steven was not involved in anything bad, like drugs or crime, and was just an innocent victim who for some reason was made a target....

    Investigators said that neighbors should be on alert near the home in El Rancho and on the lookout for any suspicious activity in the neighborhood.

    http://www.kob.com/article/stories/S2168745.shtml?cat=504
     
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  3. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    http://www.abqjournal.com/542526/news/accused-killer-3-victims-were-friends.html

     
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    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    From August:

    http://www.santafenewmexican.com/ne...cle_5fab5dfd-c919-555c-b095-f24a2e0e4b62.html

     
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    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    Nicholas Ortiz is about to go to trial:

    http://www.santafenewmexican.com/ne...cle_8ce123e9-715e-5e57-a21a-7f2a20591eb0.html

     
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    http://www.abqjournal.com/775852/el...s-but-defense-attorney-asks-for-mistrial.html

     
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    From June:

    http://www.lcsun-news.com/story/new...ancho-killings-case-after-hung-jury/85321350/

     
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    Jury finds Ortiz guilty in El Rancho pickax murders - December 9th

    http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/jury-finds-ortiz-guilty-in-el-rancho-pickax-murders/article_e93cba70-be58-11e6-948b-03cec12c1cad.html

     
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    colette Active Member

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    From JusticeWillBeServed link:

    The verdict means Nicholas Ortiz likely will spend the rest of his life in prison. He was not related to the victims, though he knew them and was a frequent guest in their home.
     
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    Judge: Jury instructions spoiled triple-homicide convictions

    https://www.abqjournal.com/1063813/alleged-pickax-killer-may-get-third-trial-ex-attorney-says-jury-did-not-get-crucial-information-during-previous-trial.html

     
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    DA appeals ruling for third trial in pickax slayings

    http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/da-appeals-ruling-for-third-trial-in-pickax-slayings/article_445df628-3e50-56fe-8872-6aa8d1b5aa30.html

     

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