Detention hearing delayed for New Mexico compound residents
Sep. 05, 2018
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A judge has pushed back a detention hearing for five former residents of a ramshackle compound in New Mexico who are facing federal firearms-related charges.
Wednesday's decision came after public defenders requested more time to prepare. The defendants will remain in custody pending the Sept. 12 hearing.
The group was initially arrested last month in a raid of the compound near the Colorado border. Local authorities were searching for a missing boy, whose body was found days later in a tunnel on the property.
The federal charges stem from allegations against Jany Leveille. She's charged with illegally possessing firearms and ammunition linked to her unlawful immigration status. The other defendants are accused of assisting her.
State prosecutors say they intend to pursue charges against Leveille and partner Siraj Ibn Wahhaj related to the boy's death.