Failed NM Political Candidate Paid For Shootings At Lawmakers’ Homes, Police Say

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At a glance

  • “Peña, an unsuccessful legislative candidate in the 2022 election, is accused of conspiring with, and paying four other men to shoot at the homes of 2 county commissioners and 2 state legislators,” said Police Chief Harold Medina.
  • Police said five people were involved in the string of shootings, at least two of which were allegedly committed by others and one of which was allegedly committed by Peña.
  • His alleged involvement was deciphered, in part, using cell phone records.

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