Teen faces murder charge in court - R...

Teen faces murder charge in court - Ruidoso News

There are 3 comments on the Ruidoso News story from Jul 6, 2011, titled Teen faces murder charge in court - Ruidoso News. In it, Ruidoso News reports that:

One of two teens charged with smothering a foster mother to death in San Patricio made her first appearance before District Court Judge Bill Brogan Tuesday in Alamogordo.

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Ruidoso, NM

#1 Jul 6, 2011
In a case like this, the first thought running through my mind is, "how did they ever pass any kind of screening at all?"

From the victim's own statement, it was a deliberate act of murder. So what kind of treatment and observations is Mesilla Valley claiming to provide that lets not just one, but two, mentally unstable kids out into the world? Or does their scope of practice stop after intake procedures?

There is no question that the children will face and deserve punishment. The question is whether or not this could have been prevented. Apathy is the greatest killer in social services, and here we have a stark reminder that its impact is felt on all sides of the issue.
Buford Justice

Ruidoso, NM

#3 Jul 7, 2011
Too bad New Mexico no longer has the death penalty.
Texas Club

United States

#4 Jul 17, 2011
"Get a rope!"

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