Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Office of the Medical Investigator has ruled the death of Walter Biebelle III of San Lorenzo a homicide. Biebelle was found dead in his home on March 25th. Molynda Brewer, 43, has been charged with an open count of murder and tampering with evidence. Brewer told Sheriff’s deputies at the time she thought Biebelle had shot himself, though a witness stated the two had been fighting and Brewer had struck Biebelle over the head with a small cutting board. The OMI reported the cause of death as hemorrhage from a cut on his head caused by blunt force trauma. At the time of death, Brewer had seven other pending cases, and at the time of her arrest she was either on probation or conditions of release on six other cases.
Jose M. Cerecedo, 36 of Deming, was arrested Wednesday afternoon after leading Luna County Sheriff’s Officers and Deming Police on a high speed chase through Deming city streets. Cerecedo allegedly reached speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour on the old Lordsburg Highway. After driving to a dead end road, he fled the vehicle on foot and deputies were able to apprehend him without incident. He was arrested on charges of criminal damage to property, aggravated fleeing from a law officer, possession of marijuana, driving with a suspended or revoked drivers’ license and a warrant for failure to appear.
The Grant County Shriner’s will hold a sweet onion sale in the Albertson’s parking lot tomorrow beginning at 9 am. App proceeds from this event benefit the Shriners Hospitals for Children – a group of 22 hospitals nationwide that provides care and support for children at NO charge. To learn more, call 538-8561.
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have developed a smartphone-controlled, battery-operated diagnostic device that weighs under a pound, costs as little as $100 and can detect Zika, dengue and chikungunya within 30 minutes.