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Los Lunas Valencia County News Newspaper Archives Oct 25 1973, Page 1

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Los Lunas Valencia County News (Newspaper) - October 25, 1973, Los Lunas, New Mexico Jaycee carnival next wednesday los Lunas communities Jaycees will sponsor a halloween carnival next wednesday at the los Lunas Grade school gym. The event will be from 6 30-10 30. A variety of games and Booths is planned and prizes will be awarded for the Best costumes in the 3-6 and 7-12 age groups. First and second place in each will be selected. Jayc ettes Are assisting in the project. Volume i number 21 los Lunas . 87031 16 pages october 25, 1973 Valencia county los Lunas policeman wounded Man shoots self after attack were questioning a Man reportedly a mexican National in the United states on a visa in regard to a complaint issued against him earlier in the Day. Garcia said they had asked the Man to get out of his car and. As he stepped out. He pulled a gun and shot at Perea. According to Garcia the Man then shot himself. Garcia did not have the Man s name when he talked to the news late tuesday. A Checkwith Bernalillo county medical Center at 11 20 . Brought no further Light on the Man s identity. A Hospital spokesman said there had been five gunshot victims brought in during the evening and they All were still with the doctors. The los Lunas shooting incident occurred about 7 15 ., across from the Post office. Garcia reported the Man fired four or five shots with a .22 Caliper pistol and then shot himself behind the ear. He has been charged with aggravated Battery and attempt to commit a violent assault against a police officer. Garcia said the Man had allegedly made threats against his own wife and others on tuesday and was being sought in connection with those night is a Success the first Friday night opening of stores associated with the Belen retail merchants association was termed a distinct Success by those participating. During the three hour period from 6 to 9 ., when special shopping values were offered a total of 1737 registration tickets for the grand prize which was Given away that evening were deposited in the various stores. Manuel Sanchez of los Lunas was Winner of a Side of beef the first week s prize. The drawing was held at Arrow electronics on South main Street. A television set will be the prize Friday night of this week with the drawing at auge s sales and service on River Road. Anyone May Register at any of the participating stores Between 6 and 9 . No Purchase is necessary. A los Lunas policeman was shot tuesday night by a Man he was questioning on main Street in the Village. Perea 24. A patrolman Only three months was listed in Good condition late tuesday in presbyterian Hospital after suffering gunshot wounds in the neck and left shoulder. He was scheduled to undergo surgery wednesday morning. Patrolman Larry Garcia said he and Pere Abs Man shot in Accident Gus Raney pauses outside the courthouse in los Lunas after he was Given a 2 to year suspended sentence. Raney was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of Max Atkinson last june. Robert Knollenberg of Bosque farms underwent surgery tuesday afternoon in veterans administration Hospital in Albuquerque after a shooting incident which injured his left Arm. Sheriffs Deputy Sam Gonzales reported Knollenberg accidentally shot himself monday night at his Home As he was pulling a revolver from his car. Gonzales said the .357 magnum shattered the Muscles and Bones in Knollenberg s Arm. The victim was taken to presbyterian Hospital and later transferred to the a Given suspended sentence Gus Raney 80-year old rancher who was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the death of Max Atkinson was Given a 2-10 year suspended sentence in District court tuesday. District judge Filo m. Sedillo ordered Rafley placed on probation for four years which he said was the life expectancy of a Man Raney Sage. Before sentenced was passed Raney a attorney Mayo t. Boucher addressed the court noting that Raney lives on a ranch with his wife that he has been a Law enforcement officer a a great Deal of his Lite Quot and has up a Law abiding citizen. A in this Case we feel no Good would be served by him serving he asked for a suspended sentence. Assistant District attorney Martin Pearl said a the court has heard the evidence and had an Opportunity to observe or. Raney. I am concerned that a human life has been taken. I am also concerned about or. Raney s advanced age and present mental he suggested Raney be sent to the Penitentiary for a 60-Day evaluation period. Boucher said he did t think that would fac necessary. As Raney stood before the Bench awaiting sentencing. Judge Sedillo said a a there a no question in my mind that the jury in their verdict did the proper thing a that you Are guilty of the crime you Are charged with and if i had heard the matter without a jury i would probably arrived at that conclusion also. A the fact that you Are 81 years of age is no reason. It does t give a person the right to take a human life. You took this Chance with the jury and the jury brought its verdict. A you will be confined to the state Penitentiary not less than two nor More than a to years. You Are to pay the total Cost of this trial a $1,727.27.�?� the judge continued a a in a going to suspend the sentence and put you on strict probation for a period of four years. Judge Sedillo told Raney that in that time he could not accept a Deputy a commission and a you will not go around armed like you have in the past other than what the Law allows a person to carry a weapon. The a and or. Boucher will explain that to /

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