Filmmaker to document bowling alley m...

Filmmaker to document bowling alley murders

There are 33 comments on the Las Cruces Sun-News story from Sep 4, 2009, titled Filmmaker to document bowling alley murders. In it, Las Cruces Sun-News reports that:

In the summer of 1990, Charlie Minn saw an episode of "Unsolved Mysteries." A student at Boston University, Minn was pulled into one particular segment of the TV show.

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“Irony, metaphor, film @ eleven”

Since: Feb 08

Old Mesilla/New Las Cruces

#21 Dec 24, 2009
Is there any update on this filmmaker's
progress on this domumentary?
awesomonymous

United States

#22 Dec 24, 2009
SMS wrote:
I will be the first to say this is nothing more than charlie Minns effort to make money and boost his Career. The sad part is he is exploiting the lives of these innocent people and their families...
You'll be the "first"? In what cough syrup-induced dream have you expressed an original thought? Because what you said above isn't.
Disgusting

Las Cruces, NM

#23 Jan 13, 2010
It's absolutely vile that anyone is criticizing Mr. Minn for making a documentary about our worst unsolved murder. This isn't a "Saw" fictionalization, it's a true account of what happened in the hopes that the case is solved and we don't forget. Do you sideline rock-throwers call the CrimeStoppers hotline and yell at their employees too when they put out stuff about unsolved crimes?

“Your DQCC Limit is Maxed!”

Since: Sep 08

In Utero (originally)

#24 Jan 14, 2010
Disgusting wrote:
It's absolutely vile that anyone is criticizing Mr. Minn for making a documentary about our worst unsolved murder. This isn't a "Saw" fictionalization, it's a true account of what happened in the hopes that the case is solved and we don't forget. Do you sideline rock-throwers call the CrimeStoppers hotline and yell at their employees too when they put out stuff about unsolved crimes?
I concur with the sentiments you stated! It is a sad testament that so many people would be quick to criticize the making of this documentary, especially when it is intended to keep focus on an unsolved case desperately in need of being solved!
Rose

Chelsea, MA

#25 Jan 22, 2010
1.22.2010I was at a repair shop not far from the bowling alley and the conversation of the massacre came up. One repair guy flipped his phone and showed me a picture taken recently. Stated a child that was with them refused to be in the picture because a little girl was standing there. The picture was taken and if you look closely you can see a face of a child by the knee area. A second picture was taken and you can see a full apparation of a little girl wearing a plaid dress. The little girl appears to be over 6-8 yrs old. Same face different pose. Wow was I amazed. I pray for the family for the loss of their loved ones. Seeing this picture really touched home. God Bless the victims and family of the victims.
Anthony Pino-Friend

San Francisco, CA

#26 Jan 29, 2010
To all the families that still remain. I am sorry for all the pain you have had to endure for all these years. It is rare that words can ever make any of you feel better. Please know that you are loved and if justice does not prevail in this earthly realm, I am sure justice will be served by our creator. It is hard to believe that it has been 19-20 years since this happened. I was a friend of the Teran Family. I am not even family so I can't imagine all the pain you have felt. On your behalf, I hope that justice is served and that people will come forward. Again, I am so sorry for your pain and loss. With lots of love always, Anthony
Anthony Pino-Friend

San Francisco, CA

#27 Jan 29, 2010
Rose wrote:
1.22.2010I was at a repair shop not far from the bowling alley and the conversation of the massacre came up. One repair guy flipped his phone and showed me a picture taken recently. Stated a child that was with them refused to be in the picture because a little girl was standing there. The picture was taken and if you look closely you can see a face of a child by the knee area. A second picture was taken and you can see a full apparation of a little girl wearing a plaid dress. The little girl appears to be over 6-8 yrs old. Same face different pose. Wow was I amazed. I pray for the family for the loss of their loved ones. Seeing this picture really touched home. God Bless the victims and family of the victims.
That is so incredible. That blows me away regarding the appearance of child. I would be interested in seeing the picture.
David Trujillo

Scottsdale, AZ

#28 Jan 29, 2010
I know when I bowl on some of the lanes there...it's a creepy feeling. Hard to explain...it is like something bad is going to or has happened there.
I've got some of the old scorecards from there. Same thing happens when I run across them in my sock drawer.
But whether at home or at Sun Lanes...whenever I start thinking about those feelings...
When I get another beer...they seem to go away!
Maybe this new movie will help me, too?
Anthony Pino

Santa Cruz, CA

#29 Jan 29, 2010
David Trujillo wrote:
I know when I bowl on some of the lanes there...it's a creepy feeling. Hard to explain...it is like something bad is going to or has happened there.
I've got some of the old scorecards from there. Same thing happens when I run across them in my sock drawer.
But whether at home or at Sun Lanes...whenever I start thinking about those feelings...
When I get another beer...they seem to go away!
Maybe this new movie will help me, too?
It's so interesting to hear of everyone's experiences at that bowling alley. I don't think I could ever go in there. It would be too painful to endure. Any one's spirits that are ejected from their body unexpectedly could still be trapped within this realm. Who knows! I pray for all of the Victims that they may be granted eternal peace.
Amazed_n_LC

United States

#30 Jan 30, 2010
since the tragedy happened at the bowling alley I have not been able to bring myself to try bowling again. I have only stepped inside the doors maybe 3 times since. I always get an uneasy, sick feeling in my stomach and my skin crawls. I watched AMW when they did a report on it but I figured it was too late by then to get any viable leads. I believe these guys are long gone across the border.
To this day I always wonder, "Why the children?"
I really hope whomever did this cruel and inhumane act has died a slow and painful death since there's been no clues as to where these guys have gone. SOMEONE in this town KNOWS something. The problem is if this Minn guy starts asking question up around the East Mesa, particullarly up in the Butterfield area, he's liable to get his head blown off. Everyone here knows what the Butterfield area is made up of.
charlieminnisaco w ard

Las Cruces, NM

#31 Sep 12, 2012
stopTAGGING ourWALLS wrote:
Is there any update on this filmmaker's
progress on this domumentary?
The update:
He got it shown all over the country. Even managed to sell it to Lionsgate. None of the actors or crew that donated all of their time to this because they were told there wasn't going to be any money in it ever received a dime of the profits.
isrwatchingu

Bedford, MA

#32 Sep 15, 2012
Oh yeahhhh! The pride of Las Cruces Police Department. They were all over it. Like flies on poop. These incompetent people couldn't have found the assassins if they would have still been in the bowling alley when they arrived. We seriously have the stupidest PD in the country. The only way that these guys solve a crime is if the criminal comes up and admis to it out of guilt.

This was a tragedy indeed. During this time period (few weeks), there was the bowling alley executions, execution of the attendant at the little gas station down on picacho, the assassination of Mr Ming of the Ming's palace at arroyo plaza and the crazy guy who cut his friend into pieces and spread him around town, who the cops found talking to the head.

Our finest solved none of these except for the one of the guy cut into pieces and that's cause a dog came home with a piece.

The pride of Las Cruces, Las Cruces PD.
isrwatchingu

Bedford, MA

#33 Sep 15, 2012
As I recall, the owner was in debt to his eyeballs, obviously, not to a bank. From what I remember, the Ming's murder was for the same reasons, but those geniuses at the PD said it was a botched robbery. As I recall, there was very big insurance money involved. Doesn't take a genius to see where the interests might have been or potential suspects. The guy at the gas station was debt related too, but was considered a robbery, even though 1/2 the town knows what really happened.

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