PHOENIX (AP) - A rare second-degree murder trial of a U.S. Border Patrol agent accused of shooting across the international boundary into Mexico and killing a teenager is set to get under way with jury selection. Lonnie Swartz is accused of killing 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez five years ago. The teenager was on the street in Nogales, in the Mexican state of Sonora, just across the border from Nogales, Arizona. An autopsy showed the unarmed teen was hit 10 times, mostly from behind.
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - Another New Mexico college is raising its tuition amid decrease funding from the state. The Daily Times of Farmington, New Mexico, reports San Juan College's Board of Trustees approved a tuition increase last week to generate more than $500,000 in needed revenue.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A New Mexico man is facing charges after authorities said he got angry while watching an NCAA Tournament basketball game and attacked his girlfriend. The Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office said Samuel Goodhope was arrested early Friday following a frantic 911 call from the girlfriend who told deputies she had escaped Goodhope's home.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico's largest county has abandoned plans to run a recovery home for homeless women after getting pushback from neighbors. The Albuquerque Journal reports Bernalillo County recently announced it is selling the building that was meant to house the recovery home. Bernalillo County spokesman Larry Gallegos says there was so much opposition from neighborhood groups that the building sat vacant for years.
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