Murder charges filed against two in S...

Murder charges filed against two in Santa Fe killing

There are 133 comments on the The Santa Fe New Mexican story from Sep 8, 2009, titled Murder charges filed against two in Santa Fe killing. In it, The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that:

Santa Fe police arrested two homeless men early Tuesday morning and charged them with killing a 45-year-old man found in the Santa Fe River Sunday.

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“What, Me Worry?”

Since: Sep 08

Santa Fe, NM

#21 Sep 8, 2009
Here is a thought wrote:
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Rather than running them out of town (perhaps to your house?), maybe we shoud run them into community based assistance and support. Why not focus on improving services that address the issues that contribute to homelessness. Or, instead of dehumanizing homeless people by calling them bums, consider that 25% of the US homeless population are veterans. Why don't you get some information rather than just spew out your ignorant nonsense.
If they or anyone else shows up inside my house without an invitation will be leaving in a body bag.

The one thing I fault Reagan for is letting all of these mental patients go free. Most of the "homeless" (bums) are mentally ill and should be locked up.

PC Chavez

“Hee-hee-hee, snort!”

Since: Sep 08

Laguna Beach/Santa Fe

#22 Sep 8, 2009
You are both right. No matter if they are mentally ill, veterans, etc., they need help. No thanks to Reagan who did f uk up when he closed the institutions and released this enormous burden on society.
santa fe

Santa Fe, NM

#23 Sep 8, 2009
PC Chavez wrote:
You are both right. No matter if they are mentally ill, veterans, etc., they need help. No thanks to Reagan who did f uk up when he closed the institutions and released this enormous burden on society.
I've seen Richard Eastman in the area near my work, sometimes asking for money and sometimes hanging out talking to himself. By the way he acted, he probably does suffer from mental illness.
SARA

Santa Fe, NM

#25 Sep 8, 2009
He was a sweet man. he came to santa fe for rehab and it didnt work. rest his soul
chiconky bl

United States

#26 Sep 8, 2009
at least they'll get 3 hots and cot to sleep on and 3 good meals. but say goodbye to the alcohol for a long time, and also the panhandling
briggikins

United States

#27 Sep 8, 2009
And thats the way i'll always remember him, love you and miss you Uncle Chris. <3 b
George Robinson wrote:
I knew Chris as a friendly guy who never harmed anyone, always had a smile, who sometimes went a little overboard in his remarks to people.
He was boisterous, but mostly in a fun way. He carried a guitar and was always ready to belt out a tune whether he could play it or not. He knew more pop songs than I have forgotten.
Vaya con Dios, Chris.
what happened

Santa Fe, NM

#28 Sep 8, 2009
to all the cop bashers from the other post? You know, all those genuises who thought that the cops should be able to carry out a crime scene investigation using car headlights and thought the crime would go unsolved.
Grammas Evil Twin

Rio Rancho, NM

#29 Sep 8, 2009
Where are the idiots that said SFPD wouldn't get this case solved? Morons!
Connor Leach

Rifle, CO

#31 Sep 8, 2009
This was my uncle.. He was not a bum, he was the best, funniest, most caring person in the world. May is soul rest in peace.
- Love Connor
Santa Fe Citizen

Santa Fe, NM

#32 Sep 8, 2009
Enough with the trash talk. Here are some facts.

I own a business downtown. This year, for the first time in memory, homlessness has become a big problem. There are homeless panhandling all over downtown, some polite, others aggressive. I have homeless coming into my business and not only asking me for money, but my customers. It is very scary to have a peron in the business that is either 1. under the influence 2. unstable 3. bareley clothed or unbathed in months. What to do? If I call the police, the person is long gone by the time they respond. I've asked many to leave with various threatening responses. Is there an intake center to call?

Bottom line: This is a community problem that the COMMUNITY is not addressing. It is growing. It has become quite obvious EXCEPT to our City "leaders". They leave these desperate poeple to there own devices, living as rats in the Santa Fe River. How's that for a "living river"?
SARA

Santa Fe, NM

#33 Sep 8, 2009
briggikins wrote:
And thats the way i'll always remember him, love you and miss you Uncle Chris. <3 b
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he cae into my restaurant alot and was very sweet. it must be your mother that he spoke of. she sent himere to go to rehab! he loved her. he told me about your grana on life support and how hard it was for him. he was very respectful. i have some sngs he wrote if you would like tem. they are completely hilarious!
think about it

Albuquerque, NM

#34 Sep 8, 2009
Here something to make you think. Most of Santa Fe homeless have mental health issues and have very little recourses to address it. So they self medicate with Drugs and Alcohol. Then they are pick up by the City Police Department and taken to the county jail. In and out of jail on petty crimes. Then they get released and have at least a homeless court to attend. If they fail to do so guess where they go, back to the county jail. So my prayers go out to the family of the victim and to all the homeless in Santa Fe. May we find a way to make you all more productive citizens in the CITY DIFFERENT.
SARA

Santa Fe, NM

#35 Sep 8, 2009
Connor Leach wrote:
This was my uncle.. He was not a bum, he was the best, funniest, most caring person in the world. May is soul rest in peace.
- Love Connor
your uncle indeed was sweet and very funny. he broght me doughnuts sometimes in th morning. he bought flowers and got all tidied up. and the saddest part was he saved up "23 dollars and bought is friend in. they shared mac and cheese. now looking at the paper i am realizing that the man he bought dinner for in my retaurant was indeed the man that killed him!!
karen

Overland Park, KS

#36 Sep 8, 2009
is the river across from the guadalupe church
New to town

United States

#37 Sep 8, 2009
Wow!I thought I was moving to a diverse place where everyone is accepting of each other?I myself have been homeless due to cicumstances that were beyond my control,but I helped myself only because there were people that were willing to help me.Everyone makes mistakes and some are bigger and more serious than others.
Im recovered and there should be more people like the angels that rescued and helped me in this world?Addiction is a very serious matter and maybe Santa Fe should find the means and funding to get to the core of the problem?Instead of ostrasizing the addicted, how about a center that can help individuals that end up doing the unthinkable?even those that have none!!
SF River Walker

Albuquerque, NM

#39 Sep 8, 2009
As one who walks regularly around downtown SF in the evenings, I have watched with great curiousity the SF River improvements(??)this year - especially in DeVargus Park. One time I even walked down to check out the newly installed steps and paths. Within minutes I got the heck out of there! I have never felt so vulnerable and easily camouflaged by the surrounding growth! It was a very scary feeling. I vowed never to walk down there alone - anytime of day! I don't know who they expected to attract - children? I hope no one would take their children there. Now it's totally trashed and always surrounded by men. When I was driving by Sunday evening and saw the police cars and crime scene tape, I suspected immediately that someone had been killed! It was just a matter of time ... sadly ...
Not in Ill

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#40 Sep 8, 2009
Hunter wrote:
Quoted from the article...
"Both men were known to officers as members of the city's homeless community, he said. "
Exactly where is the "homeless community"? If they have a community, are they still "homeless"?
Isn't the phrase "homeless community" an oxymoron?
culture.
George Robinson

United States

#41 Sep 8, 2009
Connor and Briggikins,

I'm glad I could give you a memory of you uncle. Thank you.
suenosdeuomi

Santa Fe, NM

#42 Sep 8, 2009
George, do I know that Chris?
George Robinson

United States

#43 Sep 8, 2009
Editor - would it be possible to put a picture of Chris on this article?

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