Failed GOP Candidate Charged for Shooting Spree

U.S. Dept. of Justice
Article Source: U.S. Dept. of Justice

Article Source: U.S. Dept. of Justice

Albuquerque police take Solomon Pena into custody Jan. 16 - Roberto E. Rosales/The Albuquerque Journal via AP, via NBC News screenshot
  • Solomon Peña, 40, a former candidate for the New Mexico House of Representatives, has been indicted for orchestrating a shooting spree targeting the homes of four elected officials.
  • The shootings took place between December 2022 and January 2023, after Peña’s electoral defeat. He allegedly organized the attacks with the assistance of co-conspirators, using a machine gun in one of the incidents.
  • Peña visited the homes of Bernalillo County commissioners prior to the shootings, urging them not to certify the election results and claiming that the election had been rigged against him.
  • Peña, Demetrio Trujillo, and Jose Trujillo are facing charges of conspiracy, interference with federally protected activities, and firearms offenses. If convicted, Peña could face a mandatory minimum of 60 years in prison. Read More

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