Sep 01 2018
Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, his father, is accused of abducting the boy, whose decomposed remains were discovered three days after the raid. In other filings, prosecutors alleged that children had told them that some of the adults at the compound had talked about dying in jihad.
The shocking dismissal of the original child neglect charges against the five suspects involved in New Mexico compound case has people wondering, why there haven't been federal terrorism charges pursued against the defendants?
They were due in court Wednesday afternoon and are accused of child abuse resulting in death - charges that could carry life sentences in connection with the death of the 3-year-old.
The father of a 3-year-old boy found dead in a filthy New Mexico compound earlier this month pleaded not guilty Wednesday to new charges of child abuse resulting in death as lesser charges were dismissed against him and other members of his extended family as the result of a deadline missed by prosecutors.
Kostich and Mitsunaga said that prosecutors from Gallegos's office did not offer a clear reason for failing to schedule the preliminary hearing, as required, within the 10-business-day window, which began after the defendants' first court appearance, on August 8. "But every judge in New Mexico takes seriously their responsibility to establish conditions of pretrial release for criminal defendants that will protect public safety and assure a defendant's return to court for future proceedings". Gallegos said his office is now looking at two: refile the charges or take the cases before a grand jury.
The prosecution team must not have been too anxious about the defendants being released because they failed to meet a deadline, forcing judges to drop the charges on three of the defendants. Prosecutors now have the choice to refill the charges, or seek a grand jury indictment against them.
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Security Council to set up an ad hoc tribunal to try suspects or refer them to the International Criminal Court in the Hague. Those it recommended as "priority subjects for investigation and prosecution" included top commander Senior Gen.
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Authorities discovered the compound - located in Amalia, near the Colorado border - while searching for Wahhaj and his disabled son, who was believed to have been kidnapped by Wahhaj from Georgia a year ago.
Judge Emilio Chavez dismissed the charges against Lucas Allen Morton, Hurjah Wahhaj, and Subhannah Wahhaj after prosecutors failed to ask for a preliminary hearing to present evidence against the trio within the standard window of ten business days.
"My staff has worked diligently, professionally and ethically and I am very proud of them", Gallegos said in a Facebook post.
Authorities say Wahhaj and Leveille denied the boy proper medicine and health care as he died in December 2017 during a religious ritual aimed at casting out demonic spirits. They also located the remains of Wahhaj's son, who they believe died in February.
CNN reported this week that investigators had found a "handwritten document titled 'Phases of a Terrorist Attack, '" and that the "extremist Muslims" had allegedly planned to attack a hospital.
Marie Legrand Miller, an attorney for Hujrah Wahhaj, expressed frustration at a lack of evidence and vague allusions to terrorist activities and responsibility in the boy's death - areas where no charges have been filed.
Aug 31 2018
US Open: Rafael Nadal advances after David Ferrer retires
The item had more than 4 million views by Monday evening, when Williams beat Magda Linette 6-4, 6-0 in the first round of the U.S. USA hopes were buoyed by wins for 11th seed John Isner and 18th-ranked Jack Sock who won his first singles match since May.
Aug 28 2018
'Not blood and soil': McCain's farewell message to Americans criticizes Trump
The White House issued no formal statement over the weekend about McCain's death, though one was drafted, according to USA media. Our hearts and prayers are with you!"-but it's the Instagram version of that sentiment that's getting all the attention".
Aug 27 2018
Fed's Powell signals more hikes ahead if United States economy remains strong
The rate is now at a range of 1.75 percent to 2 percent, well above the near-zero level the Fed kept it at from late 2008 to 2015 but still historically low.
Aug 27 2018
Prolific playwright Neil Simon dead at 91
Simon served in the military and then worked with his older brother Danny on producing jokes for television and radio scripts. At the end of his life , he was married to his fourth wife, Elaine Joyce, an actress to whom he was married in 1999.
Aug 27 2018
Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg reportedly granted immunity
In addition to the two counts of violating campaign finance laws, Cohen also has pled guilty to six counts of fraud. An attorney for Cohen didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
Aug 23 2018
Hurricane Lane: Holiday hotspot braced for LIFE THREATENING conditions
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 40 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles. More watches and even warnings could be necessary for additional islands as the storm moves closer in the next 24 to 48 hours.
Aug 23 2018
Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen pleads guilty in hush-money scheme
Meanwhile, in Virginia , Trump's former campaign manager was convicted of financial crimes and faces up to 240 years in jail. The judge in the case declared a mistrial for ten other financial charges after the jurors were unable to reach a verdict.
Aug 22 2018
Hawaii residents on alert as Hurricane Lane gathers strength
State and County Emergency Management Agency officials are urging residents to stay up-to-date and prepare for Hurricane Lane. The hurricane threat has forced residents to scramble to stock up on essential items such as water, toilet paper and ramen.
Aug 22 2018
India thrash England in 3rd Test: Here're the records broken
"A tough time there", Kohli said in the post-match presentation after the 203-run win over the home team. Instead, there was free admission.
Aug 19 2018
Turkish president blasts ‘economic coup’ amid heightened tensions with US
An important emerging market, Turkey borders Iran, Iraq and Syria and has been mostly pro-Western for decades. Turkey has repeatedly criticized the US for not condemning the coup attempt two years ago.
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