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A report from NBC news showed the before and after photos of the compound after it was ransacked by federal agents. Adding to the mystery behind the destruction, the only thing that appeared to be removed from the property was the RV. Authorities left behind bullets, personal belongings, and other items—all of which could’ve contained evidence. Now, however, it is destroyed and tainted. On top of destroying potential evidence at the compound, the prosecution also failed to present enough evidence for the judge to rule in favor of denying the suspects’ bail. As KOB4 reports, State District Judge Sarah Backus explains that prosecutors failed to produce clear and convincing evidence that showed the defendants, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, Hujrah Wahhaj, Lucas Morton, Jany Leveille and Subhannah Wahhaj, are a danger to the community. This is despite admitting that a child was killed in their custody while performing some sort of ritual.
originally posted by: DBCowboy
So uh, why? Why the cover-up? What are the authorities hiding? Why set such a low bail for the suspects and bury potential evidence?
fter this, is when the sheriff waa moved to respond and raid the compound despite protests from the feds.
On Monday, prosecutors detailed horrifying allegations against five adults who were found with 11 starving children in a makeshift compound in Taos County, New Mexico — but the judge said they weren't backed by enough evidence to keep the defendants behind bars as they await their trial
"The state alleges that there was a big plan afoot," state District Judge Sarah Backus said in court. "But the state hasn't shown to my satisfaction, in clear and convincing evidence, what that plan was."