Alleged murder victim shot multiple t...

Alleged murder victim shot multiple times

There are 30 comments on the Ruidoso News story from Apr 16, 2011, titled Alleged murder victim shot multiple times. In it, Ruidoso News reports that:

According to a document filed in Magistrate Court, the man shot and killed in Oscuro April 11 was shot multiple times with a shotgun.

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Adams, NE

#27 Aug 12, 2011
Scott Markant was my uncle. As another has said, he had been estranged from his family for many years. I had recently begun searching for him, when I received a call from my mother informing me of his death. It is a devastating blow to lose an uncle I never had the chance to know. He will be missed.
Rose K

Carrizozo, NM

#28 Sep 9, 2011
I did not know him either, but for what its worth, I havent heard anyone bad mouthing him either, and in a town this size that says alot. I am very bad about being able to remember names AND faces. For me its usually one or the other but rarely both. For that reason some of the names being kicked around in here didn't mean a whole to me. When I went to the preliminary hearing I still could not put alot of the right names with the right faces, but there were a lot of faces there that I recognized as being pretty good people who are known to be quick with a helping hand and "go to" people when there is a problem around town. If the old saying that "birds of a feather flock together" has merit, then he kept some pretty good company. Not only that, but based on the witness testimony, he not only tried very hard to get things calmed down, he also made the rounds of other nearby buildings checking to make sure people he had not actually seen yet, were all OK. And all though it was never directly stated in this way, I got the distinct impression he had sent the girlfriend into the house more to get her out of harms way than to get ready for dinner. Its not much, but I hope knowing this helps in some way. Sorry for your loss.
Jami Miller

Great Falls, MT

#29 Jan 11, 2012
Scott has been heavy on my mind for quite a while now. I patiently waited for the phone call that seem to always come few and far between..checking to be sure i was well, and reassuring me he too was well. The phone still hasn't rang. Having no number to call him and no address to write....TODAY i decided to google his name. Knowing he left Colorado with an ID in the name a Shawn something....i questioned myself whether i'd be able to find him or not. Sadly...i did. Under his own beautiful name Scott Markant. Today is a very sad day for me...I wish same way..some how..i could have saved you. I wish you were still here. Say 'hello' to: James..and Josh..and the rest of that wrecking crew......i find it utterly unbelieveable that you are no longer here because of someone else's hand. It hurts.
Rose K

Carrizozo, NM

#30 Sep 13, 2012
Dillusional wrote:
Rose, the self-appointed town crier with Topix as her mode of publishing her findings. Mind boggling.
SO sorry to spoil your fun and joy in spreading all the nasty lies and off the wall rumors by posting truthful fact.......NOT!!!!

Carrizozo, NM

#31 Oct 7, 2012
I heard Luke Miller went to trial for this murder the other day. Does anyone know what happened?
Just Wondering

Carrizozo, NM

#32 Oct 30, 2012
The court date was a couple of weeks ago but it wasnt for his murder trial. It was a change of plea hearing and because he originally pled "not guilty", Im guessing it was changed to "No Contest" all though a plea of guilty is also a possibility. I had intended to attend the hearing and have the facts available if and when the twisted tall tales started swirling around again, but a problem cropped up and I wound up being out of town instead.

In proceedings for less serious crimes, the judge will often pass sentence at the same time a plea is changed, but I dont know if thats what happens with a murder charge and to be perfectly honest, I have not been able to make myself go to the courthouse and check it out yet either because there is no possible 'good' outcome for anything in this case.

Normally anybody who wants the sentencing and other information pertaining to a paticular case can go online to and see what happened, but thats not true with this case. For some reason that neither the local courts or the state employees who maintain the website will explain, nothing about this case has ever been listed on the site dispite the fact that two other Lincoln County murder cases that happened or hit the local district court after Luke was arrested, were listed within just a few days after the defendents arrest.

In Lukes case I dread finding out what happened because I personally knew Luke and some of his family as well as some of the people who were very much involved with Markant and his girlfriend and just like everything else about this case, irregardless of what his sentence may have been, or will be, it will be seen as unfair and wrong by one side or the other and maybe even both. No matter what his sentence may be, its yet another source of pain for a lot of good people who have already been through too much already so I have not been in any rush to get and post the facts before anyone publically asked about it.

If you are local, you can go down to the district court and ask to see the court records of this case and they have to let you inspect them because they are public records or just keep an eye on this thread and I will make it a point to find out what happened the next time I need to check something out in the court records and will post that info in here. I may hear a few rumors now that you have posted this question, but I wont post anything until I have personally seen the actual court records.
Rose K

Carrizozo, NM

#33 Oct 30, 2012
OOPS..that last post was mine but I forgot to change my screen name back to Rose K which is what I use when posting in local threads because I have nothing to hide, but my last Topix post was in an out of state thread and "Just Wondering" made a lot more sense to the post than using "Rose K"
Chasity Woy

Denver, CO

#34 Dec 19, 2012
I regret to inform all of Scott's Family and Friends that The State of New Mexico has no balls. They offered The mMurder Luke Miller a plea bargin instead of taking this to trail. Luke Should be punished to the full extent. I believe n a life for a life however the State of New Mexico doesn't This murder will be sentenced in Feb. 2013.I know what ever time the state gives him will NEVER be enough in my eyes. Luke Miller deserves to DIE! I will never forgive him for taking SCOTT'S LIFE!!!! Luke will be able to breath,eat, sleep and so on for free from the tax payers of New Mexico. While Scott is dead. NO JUSTICE HAS BEEN SERVED HERE!!!!!!!!!!

Since: Mar 15

United States

#35 Mar 4, 2015
Family wrote:
Scott Markant was my 1st cousin. He is survived by a large family on the east coast that he never really got to know. He was estranged from his family for more than 20 years by his own choice, and I'm very saddened to learn that this was his end. He will never have the chance to make amends to his father, and his family never got to say goodbye. My prayers are for his father, my uncle, to find peace that only comes from God above, amidst this senseless act that caused the loss of his adopted son, the child he chose and loved as his own.
Hello Friends, I am the missing pieces of Scott's life. We dated from 1999 til 2004. I loved him de!.arly and would love to chat with all the people that loved him as well. Best regards. Cheers,Jesi
Mr T

Alamogordo, NM

#36 Mar 28, 2015
Hapilee wrote:
<quoted text>
Hello Friends, I am the missing pieces of Scott's life. We dated from 1999 til 2004. I loved him de!.arly and would love to chat with all the people that loved him as well. Best regards. Cheers,Jesi
God bless!

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