Aug. 17 Briefs

PNT Staff

Continuance filed in pre-trial hearing
A continuance was filed, delaying Tuesday’s scheduled pre-trial hearing for Stanley Bedford, one of two men accused of killing Odis and Doris Newman in March.

Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler said that Bedford’s attorney could not be at Tuesday’s hearing because he was slated to be in Santa Fe for another case.

Chandler said his office is still waiting for a call to coordinate a new hearing date. Judge Stephen Quinn indicated the hearing would be set within the next 10 days.

Bedford, 42, faces two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of kidnapping, two counts of tampering with evidence and one count of receiving stolen property.

A pre-trial hearing was held Friday for Jerry Fuller, 33. He faces two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of kidnapping, one count of tampering with evidence, three counts of assault upon a peace officer and one count of aggravated burglary.

Prosecutors entered an intent to seek the death penalty for both men on June 3.

Dora schools delayed until Monday
Dora Consolidated Schools continues to have difficulty with roof leaks in the high school resulting from construction in that building.

Since the school personnel cannot be certain that the building will be serviceable before then, the first day of school has been delayed until Monday.

The school was originally scheduled to open Aug. 11.
Superintendent Jim Reed said that much of the time would be made up through school attendance on Mondays, a day the school traditionally is not in session. Reed said the schedule changes will only impact the fall semester.

Some classes will be held in alternative locations to insure dry and safe classrooms. All K-12 students should report Monday at 8 a.m.

If you have any questions, call the school at 477-2216.