KRQE Newsfeed: Sentence Handed Down, New Education Job, Cold Day, ATM Theft, Online Museum Sale

Friday’s Best Stories

The five facts of Friday

[1] Michelle Martens sentenced for her role in the death of Victoria Martens – Michelle Martens, the mother of 10-year-old Victoria Martens, who was murdered in 2016, has been sentenced to 12 years for her role in the crime. She was facing 12 to 15 years in a plea deal reached shortly after the murder of her daughter in 2016. The judge awarded 50% of that point in advance and six years of credit time purged, which means she could be out in three years. Michelle is not charged with killing her daughter, she admitted to not protecting her from Fabian Gonzales and Jessica Kelly.

[2] Former educator who served time in prison has a new job in education – After a stint in federal prison for allegedly embezzling millions from the charter schools he founded, an Albuquerque man is out and working again as an educator. Scott Glasrud ​​was sentenced to five years in federal prison in 2018 and ordered to pay $3 million in restitution. With two years in prison, Glasrud ​​is released from prison and working in another teaching job; as director of the Sylvan Learning Center in Albuquerque.

[3] Frost warnings for parts of New Mexico, storm ahead at end of weekend – Friday night and Saturday morning will be freezing again, with overnight temperatures dropping below freezing in southern New Mexico. A frost warning will be in effect until Saturday morning for the southeastern plains. The next storm arrives Sunday night through Monday morning, bringing another blast of cold air, and rain and snow for the Monday morning ride to most of the state.

[4] Thieves steal ATM from Nob Hill grocery store – The FBI is working with the BCSO to track down the thieves who stole an ATM and dragged it through the residential streets of Nob Hill. Details are limited, but it appears the thieves wrapped something around the ATM inside La Montanita Co-op and dragged it. As they drove, the craft hit several cars parked on the street. La Montanita says they are working to make sure employees and shoppers feel safe.

[5] Online sale gives chance to get artifacts – An online sale starts this weekend. It gives people a chance to grab unique artifacts while supporting the Albuquerque Museum. The sale includes rare collectibles, folk art, vintage jewelry and more. The objects are part of an estate that was donated to the museum. The sale starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning and people can bid on items until November 20.

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