Why judge allowed release of New Mexico compound suspects


WPLG—A judge is coming under fire after allowing five adults to remain free on bail as they await trial for allegedly keeping 11 starving children in a filthy New Mexico compound, surrounded by weapons. The decision, which has sparked community backlash and threats against the judge, comes two years after New Mexico voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment that revamped the state's bail laws and raised the legal threshold for detaining suspects before trial. In this case, authorities...

WATCH: Judge threatened over granting bail for suspects in New Mexico compound case. The courthouse was locked down after a backlash against the judge's decision culminated in threats.