Police investigate fatal beating

Police investigate fatal beating

There are 105 comments on the The Santa Fe New Mexican story from Sep 13, 2009, titled Police investigate fatal beating. In it, The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that:

Santa Fe police said Sunday that they were still trying to determine who fatally attacked a 44-year-old Santa Fe man found lying in a downtown street on Friday night a ' and why.

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R Warren

Tucson, AZ

#1 Sep 14, 2009
What a pity that violent death is a constant companion in Santa Fe. It seems that there is a disproportional amount of death due to beatings and alcohol related activities for a population of its size.

Geneva, Switzerland

#2 Sep 14, 2009
I am deeply saddened by this. I have known Gilbert for several years and he was a man with true compassion for other people, everybody, without any prejudice.

I am sitting 6000 miles away and watched the news unfold in the New Mexican, having difficulties holding back my tears.

Gilbert, may your next life be as fulfilling as the past one, but blessed by peace.

I miss you

Patricia Bellia-Santa Fe

Santa Fe, NM

#3 Sep 14, 2009
How could this happen? I am in shock and in so much sorrow. I am certain anyone that knew him feels the same way.
I hope that we can band together to honor Gilbert. Give the SFPD a chance to do their jobs. Don't be so quick to judge.
May the witnesses come forward... The investigations be completed.
Justice will prevail.
Gilbert would want us all to do the right thing. Let us honor him by showing the light and goodness he showed all of us.
Two wrongs, don't make a right.
My deepest heartfelt sympathy to his family and numerous friends.
God speed to all.
Remember; United we stand, devided we fall.
Rest in peace Gilbert.

Santa Fe, NM

#4 Sep 14, 2009
come forward whoever did this. Please do the right thing. People understand that it may have been "just a fight" and you didn't mean to kill anyone but the right thing to do is come forward. Gilbert's family deserves to have that final closure.

Huntsville, AL

#5 Sep 14, 2009
This seems fairly easy to solve. I'd love to see some Eldorado Security Surveillence tape of who exactly Gilbert left the lobby with.
Carla Padilla

Albuquerque, NM

#8 Sep 14, 2009
Fiesta's weekend
Sandoval/Water street

This is still a busy time of day with alot of tourist/locals downtown on a very busy street on a Friday night.

Gilbert and his family are a good family. No family deserves to go through this.

Anyone/Everyone that saw the altercation in the El Dorado or in the street; call the police (you don't have to give your name).

For a second walk in this person's/or his family's shoes and ask yourself "will anyone step up to help find justice for this horrific act".

This is your chance in life to help right a wrong; to make a positive difference in a very negative situation.

Please help!
Judge Roy Bean

Bloomington, IN

#10 Sep 14, 2009
IS Fred still the director of Security there?

Roanoke, TX

#11 Sep 14, 2009
Violent crime in Santa Fe? What a surprise! NOT!

Florence, AL

#12 Sep 14, 2009
How many gay bashings does the LGBT community in Santa Fe have to endure? Santa Fe is in denial of the 'problem' and guilty of perpetrating hatred against the LGTB community.

Sacramento, CA

#14 Sep 14, 2009
Rest in peace Gilbert! You were a wonderful man and your loving memory will live on! Gilbert and his family will be in my thoughts and prayers!!
wheeler is a joke

Albuquerque, NM

#15 Sep 14, 2009
Alucard wrote:
This seems fairly easy to solve. I'd love to see some Eldorado Security Surveillence tape of who exactly Gilbert left the lobby with.

Easy for most departments but not the keystone cops
Do not blame

Santa Fe, NM

#17 Sep 14, 2009
the fiesta celebration for this tradgedy. This is what happens when people consume too much alcohol and get out of control. You read about this all the time in the papers. Take a walk downtown on the weekends and you will find many "loose" cannons. Better yet, take a stroll in downtown Albuquerque and you will find the same drunks.
A Sad Friend

Santa Fe, NM

#18 Sep 14, 2009
I was holding on to some hope that Gilbert was somehow still alive. The police have to solve this crime! At least he is giving the gift of life to others with his donations.
Very tragic

Santa Fe, NM

#19 Sep 14, 2009
I am so sad to read this...another indication that we as a society are going crazy...what could possibly make someone so angry to beat someone to death. I pray peace comes to Gilberts family and the guilt haunts the person who did this.

Santa Fe, NM

#21 Sep 14, 2009
this is sad,i brought my gal here because this is 1 of the most welcoming place in the states.i stand by this till death.i hope you catch the person or persons involved..god speed.

Since: Dec 08

Santa Fe, NM

#22 Sep 14, 2009
I think he retired, but I have a friend who worked there for many years and I'll ask him later today.

This is so tragic. My heart goes out to all of Gilbert's family and friends.

The one puzzling thing is... why is it that so many bad things that happen have our dear governor involved in one way or another?
Judge Roy Bean wrote:
IS Fred still the director of Security there?
Lucia Valdez

Santa Fe, NM

#23 Sep 14, 2009
This violence is not about fiestas, it's about people. People always want to blame the event to pass the buck. The violence that occurs during the luminaria walk, is not about luminarias, it's about peoople. If there was a fight in the Eldorado, the security police should have dealt with the problem, unless it was a security officer that beat Gilbert, hummmm.....
29yoSantafeanwho isgay

Santa Fe, NM

#24 Sep 14, 2009
I moved from Santa Fe almost as soon as i turned 18.Now i am older, and moved back, but i find myself wondering why.
Santa fe is a bipolar town...being a mecca for liberals, who love to live a cozy life in their adobe houses with vigas and ristras, but live in fear of outsiders from culturally and economically different outsiders...
We need a more integrated community...I'd like to see Santa Feans do more outreach into communities beyond a five mile radius of the plaza.
also...anyone reading this, we need to do a candlelight vigil for gilbert roybal, to show some respect for the dead, and solidarity...and let people know that we are not apathetic citizens.
i'd like to think santa fe is my home, but i feel violated, and unsafe

Albuquerque, NM

#25 Sep 14, 2009
Petchy in Santa Fe wrote:
why is it that so many bad things that happen have our dear governor involved in one way or another?
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dumb dumb comment

Santa Fe, NM

#26 Sep 14, 2009
Gilbert was a wonderful man. He will be missed deeply. Rest in peace my friend.

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