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Republican Ex-Candidate Faces Federal Charges Over Shootings

Posted on AllSides June 1st, 2023
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Solomon Peña, a former Republican candidate for the New Mexico House of Representatives, has been charged with several federal offenses in connection with drive-by shootings at the homes of Democratic officials, the Justice Department said Wednesday. The authorities in New Mexico have said that Mr. Peña, 40, orchestrated the shootings at the homes of four Democratic officials in the weeks after he lost an election bid in November 2022. No one was injured in the attacks. Mr. Peña, who was arrested in January, already faces several state charges, including attempted...

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