Farmington man rejects deal to walk f...

Farmington man rejects deal to walk free, lambastes his attorney

There are 30 comments on the Farmington Daily Times story from Jul 19, 2010, titled Farmington man rejects deal to walk free, lambastes his attorney. In it, Farmington Daily Times reports that:

A Farmington man who could have signed a plea agreement and possibly be released from jail Monday afternoon berated his lawyer in court instead.

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Lori Hunt

Florence, AL

#1 Jul 20, 2010
I love it he used the exact words on my husbands case 3 years ago "I want to say for the record that it's a complex issue and if anyone can get him out of guilty verdict, I can," Ripol said in court" I still have the email about 11 complaints to the board and a small claims suit my husband just died in Clayton prison June 13th, 2010 because he was convicted. Mr. Ripol Bullied us right into a fight which caused our annulment and I didnt get to say goodbye to John either thank you Cosme Ripol!! Cant you use a better line or is this your sales line????
wow

Albuquerque, NM

#2 Jul 20, 2010
You know how many times I have heard people tell me the horror stories about Cosme Ripol and how he has no clue about the law....I dont see how he is still in business, he could'nt fight his way out of a paper bag, people he is not good, he is cheap and most people dont have money so they go with whats cheap well cheaper is'nt always better.
Common Sense

Sandia Park, NM

#3 Jul 20, 2010
Does anyone else out there want to see Gutierrez actually go to prison for 18 months? I do!

Why does our DA's office routinely try to make sure NO ONE goes to prison here? The criminal types laugh at the cops and get more and more violent THANKS TO THE PANSY DA'S OFFICE not prosecuting!

The cops say they're taking bribes at the DA's.
11 4 08 sad day N history

Fort Worth, TX

#4 Jul 20, 2010
Lori Hunt wrote:
I love it he used the exact words on my husbands case 3 years ago "I want to say for the record that it's a complex issue and if anyone can get him out of guilty verdict, I can," Ripol said in court" I still have the email about 11 complaints to the board and a small claims suit my husband just died in Clayton prison June 13th, 2010 because he was convicted. Mr. Ripol Bullied us right into a fight which caused our annulment and I didnt get to say goodbye to John either thank you Cosme Ripol!! Cant you use a better line or is this your sales line????
Hmmm... John Hunt. How old was he if you don't mind me asking. I know a John Hunt, just wondering if it's the same one.

He died because he was convicted?
TownTalk

Albuquerque, NM

#5 Jul 20, 2010
The man may be innocent - where is this assumption in the DT article ?
Average Joe

Albuquerque, NM

#6 Jul 20, 2010
So charge him with assaulting a Peace Officer. If that is what he did, let him stand trial for it.

Anyone who doesn't like their free lawyer can go ahead and hire one of their choice. If you can't afford to pay an attorney, do not commit crimes.

Life is full of choices and all of our choices have consequences. Some people need to stop blaming other people and be responsible for themselves.
insider

Medicine Hat, Canada

#7 Jul 20, 2010
The whole farmington system is a railroad. Anybody that had to go thru it knows that.
Willie

Los Angeles, CA

#8 Jul 20, 2010
insider wrote:
The whole farmington system is a railroad. Anybody that had to go thru it knows that.
What do you expect from a 'Good ol Boy' town.

Since: Nov 08

Las Cruces, NM

#9 Jul 20, 2010
because of a long criminal history that included violent offenses in four states.

That's all I needed to see. This guy shouldn't be out of jail to assault a police officer...
Just a guy

Santa Fe, NM

#10 Jul 20, 2010
I hired him for a case when he was in private practice. He is the most incompetent attorney that I have ever seen! I know why he is now a public defender, no one would hire him anymore.
Justice

Albuquerque, NM

#11 Jul 20, 2010
Amen Joe! Do the crime, pay the time.

Since: Sep 08

Albuquerque, NM

#12 Jul 20, 2010
Does anyone else see a problem wih the DA letting the guy plead to a Non-Violent crime after attacking or threatening to attack a police officer?
Guess we shouldn't be suprised since the DA is a former defense attorney. One has to wonder is he and his office afraid to take cases to trials or doing his buddies favors.
Look at the records, this office dismisses most of its cases or drops violent charges down to non violent charges but yet they still try and claim a high conviction rate. Yeah right, just more political fluff.
Average Joe

Albuquerque, NM

#13 Jul 20, 2010
Dont Forget wrote:
Does anyone else see a problem wih the DA letting the guy plead to a Non-Violent crime after attacking or threatening to attack a police officer?
Guess we shouldn't be suprised since the DA is a former defense attorney. One has to wonder is he and his office afraid to take cases to trials or doing his buddies favors.
Look at the records, this office dismisses most of its cases or drops violent charges down to non violent charges but yet they still try and claim a high conviction rate. Yeah right, just more political fluff.
I do have a problem with that. My father was a firefighter/EMT and was shot at more than once responding to drug overdose calls because the people he was there to help thought he looked like a cop (except for the whole fire engine thing). I don't think anyone who threatens or attacks any first responder should get any kind of deal.
no way

Rio Rancho, NM

#14 Jul 20, 2010
Ripol says " but it was more important for him to tell the court he didn't trust me." Thats because you can't, and the messege needs to get out.
Lori Hunt

Florence, AL

#15 Jul 20, 2010
11 4 08 sad day N history wrote:
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Hmmm... John Hunt. How old was he if you don't mind me asking. I know a John Hunt, just wondering if it's the same one.
He died because he was convicted?
John was 57 when he passed, and he died from Hep c he got while incarcerated. He was accused of the murder of Patricia Pacheco. If this helps his middle name is Roy.

Cosme used my Christianity on me, he prayed with me, he snowed me soooooooooo bad, and he snowed John too!! I transcribed all the transcripts on this trial as I thought he hired me as an independent contractor since it was taking the D.A's office forever to get anything done. Got paid zilch, nothing, and when I took him to small claims court, the Judge wouldnt let me say 10 words. I didnt get to even state my case, and dismissed where I couldnt even take it to District court.( a little hank panky it's his M.O) I could tell some stories of my dealings with Ripol. Ive even heard his scream at his sweet little ol secretary. What a shame, and shame on you Cosme one day you will meat your fate with the creator and have to answer to him, he's hire than any Judge.
Average Joe

Albuquerque, NM

#17 Jul 20, 2010
Lori Hunt wrote:
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John was 57 when he passed, and he died from Hep c he got while incarcerated. He was accused of the murder of Patricia Pacheco. If this helps his middle name is Roy.
Cosme used my Christianity on me, he prayed with me, he snowed me soooooooooo bad, and he snowed John too!! I transcribed all the transcripts on this trial as I thought he hired me as an independent contractor since it was taking the D.A's office forever to get anything done. Got paid zilch, nothing, and when I took him to small claims court, the Judge wouldnt let me say 10 words. I didnt get to even state my case, and dismissed where I couldnt even take it to District court.( a little hank panky it's his M.O) I could tell some stories of my dealings with Ripol. Ive even heard his scream at his sweet little ol secretary. What a shame, and shame on you Cosme one day you will meat your fate with the creator and have to answer to him, he's hire than any Judge.
What do you mean by "transcribed all the transcripts on this trial?" Isn't that the court reporter's job?
Farmington yay

Phoenix, AZ

#18 Jul 20, 2010
"I want to say for the record that it's a complex issue and if anyone can get him out of guilty verdict, I can," Ripol said in court.

I think Gutierrez has valid argument that Ripol's ego is too much for him. I don't even know Ripol.
Rick

Las Cruces, NM

#19 Jul 20, 2010
Here's an FYI for anyone with enough common-sense to read the law. NO District Judge in SJC holds their office, and is discharging duties of the office lawfully. The reason? They do not have a surety bond. The NM Constitutuion REQUIRES state officers to "give bond", See Article XXII, Section 19; furthermore, state LAW stipulates that said bond must be recorded/filed BEFORE the officer can discharge duties of the office; that is to say they canNOT commit any acts of their office. See New Mexico Statute(law) 10-2-9; "Any person elected, or appointed, who, required by law to give bond, shall record same BEFORE ENTERING UPON THE DISCHARGE OF THE DUTIES OF OFFICE"!!!

The language of that law, 10-2-9 is CLEAR and unambiguous. John Dean canNOT, willNOT produce his required bond.

In plain language clear language the law, 10-2-9, means that any judge sitting on the bench, who has NOT recorded/filed their bond, in the office of the Sec. of State, is barred by law, and canNOT, lawfully, send anyone to jail. And if they do, they have done so unlawfully, and in fact, lacking such authority to act, have engaged in "falsely imprsioning" the alleged offender before them.

And while we're at it, the local DA is also required to be bonded, BUT is NOT; and 10-2-9 applies to him/her also.

Ms. hunt's husband was sent to prison by two people who have no bond; had therefore no lawful authority,(read jurisdiction) to neither prosecute, nor order him to prison. John Hunt, was in fact, falsely imprisoned by imposters in office.

If the law IS the law, then why do not those who claim to uphold and enforce the law obey it themselves??!

If anyone doubts what is written here, google Conway Greene, a law site, and look up NM statutes (laws)and read for yourself what i say is true.

Hundreds of court rulings, case law, on the subject of public officials bonds have ruled repeatedly that the failure or neglect to record oath or bond creates a vacancy in that office immediatley. In other words, the officer may have been elected to the office, BUT withOUT that bond having been recorded the office the official holds is LEGALLY/CONSTITUTIONALLY VACANT.

Mrs. Hunt should seek out a good civil rights attorney, but NOT one in NM, and file a civil suit on behalf of her husband being falsely imprisoned; his imprisonment may have excacerbated his early demise. Certainly his 5th Amednment Constitutional protection of "Due process" was vioalted when he was tried, and imprsioned by state officers who, in clear violation of state law did not lawfully possess title to their respective office, and therefore unlawfully discharged duties of hose office(s0; in short, they were imposters, in the eyes of the law, in office.
Yosef

Los Alamos, NM

#20 Jul 20, 2010
Juan Motize wrote:
eeeeeeeeeeh man , whats is wrong with the hombre? He's could have gots out of the pokey, but want too stay in? Juan donts understand this. Every time Juan go in he want out! He must be a twistid hombre on crak or somthing.
He's got the Brooks Hatlen syndrome. To quote Red, "These walls are funny. First you hate 'em, then you get used to 'em. Enough time passes, you get so you depend on them. That's institutionalized."
Lori Hunt

Florence, AL

#21 Jul 20, 2010
Average Joe wrote:
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What do you mean by "transcribed all the transcripts on this trial?" Isn't that the court reporter's job?
Not when it is a deposition, or a stutus hearing, or a 911 call, and the court reporter only gets certian things its not word for word. So I transcribed all the witnesses interviews with the D.A and the defense attorney I transcribed 5 witnesses at the scene, 2 parimedics, the DVR of the Hospital and what was all said in there ( which seems as it is a violation of respa he was only a suspect at the time) the iteragation, the 2 911 calls one hit the espenolla towers, and a call was made to San juan county, one of the witnesses called back. I typed for days, and 16 hours a day for weeks. To boot the Blood was collected July 4th and was not given to the OMI until December and OMI didnt touch it until March. A third DNA was found on the victims ring but due to the time constraint the couldnt look into this further.( a third DNA get that), Mr. Ripol gave me the crime scene photo's, all personal letters to his other attorney, everything 3 boxes to go through ( total violation of client attorney privledge). Then he talks John into testifying on his own behalf even though he'd had 3 concusions in a 24 hour period and has no memory of the event only prior too.

So to answer your question No the court reporter doesnt do what needed to be done, depositions are recorded on a dvr and transcribed by trained transcriptionest like me but they get paid, I didnt. Guess since he knew I was married to John I wouldnt mind after paying him $14,000.00 of Johns money. So I guess he felt he was worth more!! NOT!!

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