Elayne Lowe joined Santa Fe New Mexican's newsroom in 2018 as a member of the digital-news team.
According to a criminal complaint and statement of probable cause, 25-year-old Dennis Velasquez Jr. of Gallina told FBI investigators he was trying to protect his parents and only intended to scare the victim.
Twenty-one-year-old Guillermo Navarrete was a 2015 Capital High School graduate who had made the Dean’s List at Santa Fe Community College in 2016.
Dennis Velasquez Jr. faces a federal count of murder in the death of a Native American man whose identity has not been released.
The agency was still waiting Tuesday for the man’s identification from the state Office of the Medical Investigator.
She previously taught at Santa Fe Community College for about two decades and has experience as a professional singer.
New Mexico State Police are finally able to unlock the smartphone belonging to 26-year-old Gabriel Sanchez, accused of killing a Hernández man. Officers hope to search the phone’s contents for evidence.