- Associated Press - Friday, February 12, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A New Mexico judge has fined a special prosecutor in a case involving two former Albuquerque officers charged with second-degree murder because she wants to delay the trial to attend a wedding.

KOAT-TV in Albuquerque reports (https://goo.gl/XNx0wa) District Judge Alisa Hadfield slapped Special Prosecutor Randi McGinn with a $500 fine after she requested the delay for a wedding in China.

The trial for now-former Officer Dominique Perez and retired detective Keith Sandy was set for August.

Documents obtained by KOAT-TV showed Hadfield believed the wedding was not a good reason to delay the case and issued the fine.

Sandy and Perez are accused of shooting and killing James Boyd during a standoff in 2014.

Authorities say Boyd was homeless and suffered from mental illness.


Information from: KOAT-TV, https://www.thenewmexicochannel.com/index.html



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