Republican Indicted For Heinous Shooting

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( – Solomon Peña, 40, a former Republican New Mexico state candidate was indicted by a grand jury for his role in the shooting spree that resulted in shootings taking place targeting the homes of four elected officials. Following his failure to secure a victory in the 2022 midterm elections, Peña at first attempted to convince at least three Bernalillo County commissioners to overturn the election results.

After his attempts to change the results of the election for District 14 of the New Mexico House of Representatives in the November 2022 midterm elections, Peña allegedly organized the shooting of four elected officials who won a seat in the 2022 midterm elections, one of whom is the state House speaker.

The Court documents were unsealed on Wednesday and revealed that all four of the targeted officials were Democrats. The shootings had all been carried out using different weapons and one of the attacks had even used a machine gun. The four shootings took place over the course of roughly a month from December 4, 2022, to January 3, 2023.

Peña had the assistance of others for carrying out the operation including his co-conspirators Demetrio Trujillo, 41, and Jose Trujillo, 22. The indictment against the three conspirators has been filed in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque and includes charges of interfering with federally protected activities and firearm offenses. The minimum mandatory sentence that Peña could face if he is found guilty is 60 years.

Jose Trujillo is facing additional charges for fentanyl possession with the intention to distribute the drug and charges for possession of a machine gun.

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