In another shocking decision by the Eighth Judicial District Court in New Mexico, three members of the terrorist training camp recently raided in the remote area of Amalia, have been set free and cleared of all charges.
Child abuse charges against Lucas Morton, Subhannah Wahhaj, and Hujrah Wahhaj were dropped, allowing three Islamic extremists who ran a makeshift Jihadi terrorist training camp, free to roam the country.
Siraj Ibn Wahhaj and Jany Leveille remain behind bars.
The suspects were arrested by authorities following a months-long search for a missing Georgia child with a severe medical condition, Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj, who was last seen by his mother in December 2017.
Taos County raided the compound on August 3, 2018.
Nothing to See Here
This latest appalling court decision was made by District Judge Emilio Chavez, who’s ruling stated that authorities violated the New Mexico “10-day rule” for evidentiary hearing for appeals.
Judge Sarah Backus, the previous presiding Judge, allowed all five adults arrested on charges of child abuse a paltry $20,000 bail, sparking a heated exchange between the Court and State’s District Attorney Donald Gallegos and Assistant District Attorney Timothy Hasson.
Gallegos and Hasson refiled a motion on August 24th at 3:01 p.m. based on additional evidence, including a 10-page handwritten document titled “Phases of a Terrorist Attack” and testimony from the rescued children being trained as “martyr” to commit “one-time-terrorist acts.”
The how-to manual explained to Jihadi-children in training “…advanced firearms handling and had been instructed to shoot law enforcement personnel when the time came and that they would be instructed in the future to attack specific targets such as teachers, schools, banks and other ‘corrupt institutions.’”
Regardless of questionable timing, there is no mistake that all five adult committed horrible acts of abuse against the children in their care and allowed the death of Abdul Ghani, whose remains were discovered haphazardly buried on the property, on what would have been his fourth birthday.
The 11 surviving children were found emaciated, filthy, dehydrated, shoeless, and dressed in tattered rags. Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe said the compound’s inhabitants, “looked like Third World country refugees.”
The eldest of the children, a 15-yar-old, testified they were forced to wash the body of the deceased child Abdul Ghani for days as punishment.
How does this not constitute horrific abuse that necessitates charges filed and justice served?
The latest participant in the disastrous debacle in Taos County, Judge Chavez, received his juris doctor from the University of New Mexico and studied law in Mexico at the University of Guanajuanto. A native son seemingly thumbing his nose at his fellow citizens in order to let a group of questionable people — at best – free to relocate and commit the very same atrocities somewhere else, in someone else’s community.
The Chief Jurist for the Eighth District, Jeff Foster McElroy, has minimal information posted about the ongoing judicial decisions, in an attempt to explain the almost unexplainable:
“There has been exceptional public interest in Judge Sarah Backus’ ruling to deny the state’s motion for pretrial detention of five defendants arrested at a compound in Taos County.
I trust the following information will help the public understand the judge’s ruling and the criminal cases against the defendants.
The judge ruled that the Eighth Judicial District Attorney’s Office failed to present clear and convincing evidence that these defendants were too dangerous to be released while awaiting trial.”
McElroy needs to be prepared for a lot of “public interest” if his court’s rulings allow a future terrorist attack on American soil.
As the musical chairs of New Mexico’s Eighth District’s judges continue to deny justice for Abdul-Ghani and the 11 survivors of the Jihadi training camp, there are few to no answers from the Court as to why they perceive these people as “not a threat.”
New Mexicans, how can you allow justice to be denied?