In October, we spoke with Emily Apodaca, aunt of the toddler that was found buried in playground sand in 2009. Apodaca’s sister, Tiffany Toribio, had confessed to smothering her son. The article questions whether the struggling mother sent distress signals to police and city services before the child’s death.
When Marjorie Childress wrote the report for the Alibi, Toribio was undergoing psychological evaluations. Her defender, Lelia Hood, was planning to pursue a “not guilty by reason of insanity” defense.
This morning, Toribio opted instead to plead guilty to suffocating her son at Alvarado Park. She will likely do 33 years.
Escaped inmate planned on overdosing on dope and letting bears eat him, but was stopped by voice of reason. Average weekend at Casa de Juan Oso.
Cops get take home cars back.
Bicyclist gets hit by car in northeast Albuquerque.
CYFD workers placed on leave following boy's death.
Woman claims yogurt sample tainted with bodily fluids. Another day at Casa de Juan Oso.
Student loans blamed for downturn in freshman mental health.
Taco Bell launches ad campaign to defend beef.
Woman who says she is gay faces deportation from Britain to Uganda, where, of course, they shoot gay people. Britain says she is not gay.
Hawaii bill would grant access to Obama's birth records. Effort to stop dumb ass birthers.
Shit hitting the fan in Egypt.
Cuba says Arizona’s SB 1070 is “racist and xenophobic.”
As New Mexico gets sucked into the storm brewing just West of us, former Republican congresswoman Heather Wilson jumps into the CYFD fray.
And if you didn’t catch it, the Alibi wrote about what it’s like in the AZ right now.
Not Albuquerque. The boycott measure in our City Council failed on a 5-4 vote. Reporter Carolyn Carlson said the Council meeting Monday was intense. Hundreds showed up to speak out against Mayor Berry’s ICE agreement, and the Council also debated rescinding it. You can watch a full video of the meeting here.
Assistant Professor Michael L. Trujillo works in Chicano Studies and American Studies at UNM. He penned his take on the law banning classes that promote “racial resentment” from Arizona public schools.
Local author Demetria Martinez wrote about the presence of the religion in the immigrants’ rights movement.