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News Minute: Here is the latest New Mexico news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. MDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - A man wanted on a warrant in connection with the fatal shooting of a woman during an argument inside a Roswell hotel room has been arrested. Roswell police say 35-year-old Jeremy Hawkins was taken into custody Saturday in Albuquerque by the U.S. Marshals Service. Police say Hawkins will be returned to Roswell to face charges of murder, tampering with evidence, intimidation of a witness and being a felon in possession of a firearm

GRANTS, N.M. (AP) - A former member of a military-style Christian sect facing child abuse and child sexual abuse charges says she's not surprised by the group's latest troubles. Maura Alana Schmierer told The Associated Press on Monday that leaders of the Aggressive Christianity Missions Training Corps now in Fence Lake, New Mexico, were very controlling during her time in the sect.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The New Mexico Supreme Court is calling for the dismissal of a federal lawsuit that would block pretrial detention reforms. In court filings released on Monday, state judicial officials called the lawsuit a desperate attempt by the bail bond industry to regain control. New Mexico has begun releasing nonviolent suspects before trial who might otherwise languish in jail only because they cannot afford bail.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The Democratic members of New Mexico's congressional delegation have issued another plea to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to keep intact two national monuments on a list of sites being reviewed by the Trump administration. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and Reps. Ben Ray Lujan and Michelle Lujan Grisham sent a letter to Zinke on Monday, saying thousands of New Mexicans support the monuments.

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