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Suspect in pistol-whipping case has extensive criminal history


REPORTER: THESE ARE THE MUG SHOTS OF FRANKIE TRUJILLO AS AN ADULT. AND THIS IS THE 28-YEAR-OLD IN COURT ON HIS LATEST CHARGES, POLICE SAY TRUJILLO AND HIS BUDDIES BROKE INTO AN ALBUQUERQUE HOME,TIED UP A FAMILY WITH CORDS, PISTOL WHIPPED THEM, THEN ROBBED THEM. BUT WE DUG UP SOME COURT RECORDS THAT SHOW FRANK, OR FRANKIE TRUJILLO, STARTING GETTING IN SERIOUS TROUBLE WITH THE LAW YEARS BEFORE ALL OF THIS. WHEN HE WAS A KID. HIS JUVENILE COURT RECORDS SHOW HE WAS FIRST ARRESTED WHEN HE WAS 13 BECAUSE POLICE SAID HE TOOK A KNIFE TO SCHOOL. THEN THE NEXT YEAR WHEN HE’S 14 HE’S CHARGED ASSAULT AND DAMAGING PROPERTY. A MONTH LATER POLICE CHARGED TRUJILLO WITH STEALING A CAR AND RUNNING FROM POLICE. ONCE HE’S AN ADULT HE’S IN AND OUT OF JAIL AND PRISON. WHEN HE’S 20 COURT RECORDS SHOW HE PLEADS GUILTY TO SERIOUS CHARGES, KIDNAPPING, AGGRAVATED& BATTERY AND ASSAULTING A COP. HE WAS CONVICTED AND WHILE HE WAS SERVING TIME IN PRISON IN CLAYTON, NEW MEXICO PROSECUTORS SAY TRUJILLO AND OTHER INMATES KILLED A FELLOW INMATE. THAT MURDER CASE IS STILL MOVING FORWARD. IN NOVEMBER, THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS SAYS TRUJILLO WAS RELEASED. THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY IN NORTHERN NEW MEXICO TELLS ME HIS STAFFERS TOLD THE JUDGE TRUJILLO WAS DANGEROUS AND SHOULDN’T GET OUT OF CUSTODY, BUT THESE COURT RECORDS SHOW JUDGE EMILIO CHAVEZ RELEASED HIM ANYWAY. TRUJILLO HEADED BACK TO ALBUQUERQUE,AND THIS MONTH WAS BUSTED AGAIN ON THE PISTOL WHIPPING AND ROBBERY CASE. ON LINE COURT RECORDS SHOW HE’S BEING HELD WITHOUT BOND AT THE BERNALILLO COUNTY JAIL.

1 thought on “Suspect in pistol-whipping case has extensive criminal history

  1. Wait what? A felon had a gun? Gunsense told me criminals obey laws. And laws prevent felons from obtaining firearms.

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