Why judge allowed release of New Mexico compound suspects

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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.