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New Mexico child, 2, dead after being left by nanny in car; parents say child was miracle after 6 miscarriages

A 2-year-old New Mexico girl is dead after her nanny allegedly forgot about her in a hot vehicle, dealing an especially cruel blow to her parents, who claim to have suffered six miscarriages before her birth.

Zariah Hasheme, of Hobbs, died on Tuesday after her nanny, 41-year-old Tammie Brooks, allegedly left her in the car, according to investigators. Around 6:30 a.m., Brooks was supposed to drop the toddler off at daycare, but “drove to her place of employment instead.”

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It wasn’t until hours later that Brooks “realized the child was still in the car after running an errand,” the Hobbs Police Department wrote on Facebook. Authorities responded around 1:30 p.m., when they found Zariah unresponsive.

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Tammie Brooks, 41, was arrested after a child in her care died from being left in a hot car in New Mexico on Tuesday, police said. (Hobbs Police Department)

Zariah was an only child, according to her parents, Zachary Hasheme and Demi Petrowski. Petrowski said she suffereda number of miscarriages before successfully having Zariah.

“I had six miscarriages previously to having my daughter,” she told KOB. “I remember praying every single day, nonstop.”

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Petrowski said the loss of her daughter is unbearable, and that she “would not wish this pain and this hurt upon my worst enemy.”

Hasheme said he learned of Zariah’s death from Petrowski, who called him “screaming on the other line saying that Zariah’s dead and I didn’t know what to do. … I slammed on my brakes and pulled over.”

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Zariah Hasheme, 2, was pronounced dead on Tuesday after she was allegedly left in her nanny’s vehicle.  (GoFundMe)

The devastated father said, “I mean, you can forget to bring a pen with you, but it’s kind of hard to forget about a kid in the car.”

Zariah is one of 43 children to die so far this year from being left alone in a hot car, according to nonprofit organization Kids and Cars, which tracks such deaths.

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Parenting expert Dr. Rosina McAlpine previously told Fox News caregivers forget children in vehicles when they’re in a rush to get to work, or an appointment, and are distracted, leaving them to forget about the child in the car.

Authorities said Brooks was charged with abandonment or abuse of a child resulting in death. She’s been locked up in the Hobbs County Jail on no bond, according to jail records.

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CNN contributor accuses Chris Cuomo of spreading ‘fake news’ about Trump in heated clash

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A pro-Trump CNN commentator blasted his colleague, primetime anchor Chris Cuomo, for spreading “fake news” about President Trump during a heated debate about his recent outreach to Hispanic voters.

CNN contributor Steve Cortes was asked how Trump can “love Latinos” after saying “so many anti-Mexican” and “anti-Puerto Rican” things.  Cortes insisted that Hispanic Americans want “results” and pointing to rising incomes and small businesses within the community.

“This president has simply been an amazing leader for Hispanics,” Cortes said. “I think a lot of Hispanics look at Donald Trump and they may say, ‘Look, I would like him if he phrased things differently.'”

Cuomo dismissed the argument and said Trump has consistently “denigrated” the Latino community. The CNN anchor also knocked Trump’s support among Hispanic voters, which he said Trump has “a third of them at best.”

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“Put that in context,” Cortes responded. “A third of them, Chris, is incredibly compared to expectations.”

“For someone who says bigoted things about them, maybe,” Cuomo shot back.

“No, he does not say bigoted- that is not true,” Cortes reacted. “Now that is fake news for you to say that.”

The conservative pundit went on to argue that “what’s bigoted” is making the southern border a “racial issue when it’s not.”

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“America is not a race, so by protecting America, you are protecting Americans of every color whether they are brown or black or purple,” Cortes continued. “But what has the media done on a consistent basis? It’s trying to make his tough border policies inherently or systemically racist-“

“Because he has depicted the people who are coming to the border as savages who are bombarding the gate,” Cuomo interrupted.

“Some of them are,” Cortes told the anchor. “Some of them are, Chris, and we know that.”

Cuomo later slammed Cortes for being Trump’s “echo,” something Cortes took offense and prompted the host to apologize.

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WATCH: Trump riffs on ‘snakes’ in New York, Washington

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President Trump called out what he characterized as treacherous “snakes” in both Washington, D.C. and New York, while speaking at a Monday rally in Rio Rancho, N.M.

The president had been criticizing Washington Democrats for by-and-large favoring sanctuary municipalities, as well as those lawmakers who have been critical of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

“They want to make your whole state a sanctuary state,” he said. “Your naive politicians, they don’t want ICE to come in, they don’t want to take these criminals out… The Democratic Party has never been farther outside the mainstream.”

As he was speaking he swatted at a fly near his face: “That’s a nasty fly. I don’t like those suckers — I don’t know about you in New Mexico, but I’m not into flies or mosquitoes.”

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“I don’t like snakes too much — we have plenty of them in New York and Washington — a different variety.”

Continuing with his ‘snakes’ riff, the president remarked to the New Mexico crowd he prefers the reptile version often found in the Land of Enchantment.

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“We’ve got a lot of snakes in Washington, D.C., we’ve got a lot of snakes in New York. I don’t like either kind of snake. I think I like the kind on the ground better than the ones we have in Washington,” he said.

Earlier in his speech, Trump called for all of the journalists and staff at the New York Times who were involved in what he called the “Kavanaugh smear story” to resign.

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“Think of it — they wrote a story about somebody and she said, ‘I don’t remember this,'” Trump concluded. His remarks echoed his statements earlier in the day on social media.

Trump is reportedly hoping to win the New Mexico next year — a state Hillary Clinton won in 2016 and has not awarded its electors to a Republican presidential candidate since then-President George W. Bush in 2004.

Fox News’ Gregg Re contributed to this report.

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Trump, on offensive, hosts New Mexico rally, aiming to turn the state red

Just hours after New York City prosecutors went on the offensive by subpoenaing his tax returns, President Trump is set to take the stage in Democratic-leaning New Mexico on Monday night for a campaign rally that demonstrates his own aggressive tack going into the 2020 presidential election.

Trump’s rally in suburban Albuquerque is the first stop on a three-day swing that will also take him to California for fundraisers expected to raise more than $15 million. The county where the rally is being held, Rio Rancho, went to Hillary Clintonin 2016, if only by just 1,800 votes.

Trump is looking to find the next Wisconsin or Michigan — states that Democrats generally win in presidential elections but that can surprise under certain conditions, as they did in 2016. Also on the Trump team’s shortlist: Nevada, New Hampshire and Minnesota.

New Mexico has not tilted toward a Republican in the presidential election since 2004. Trump captured just 40 percent of the state vote in 2016.

Hillary Clinton fell short of a majority victory, with 48 percent support in a state she did not visit.

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Then-presidential candidate Donald Trump speaking at a campaign event in Albuquerque, N.M., in 2016. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)<br>

Recent indicators have not been favorable fo the GOP. Last year, Republicans lost a House seat and the governor’s mansion. Last week, a congressional candidate went viral by taunting the president by name in an ad.

Rep. Ben Ray Luján, who is running in an open Senate primary to replace retiring Democrat Tom Udall, greeted news of Trump’s rally in New Mexico at first with mocking disbelief, and then with a tweeted string of stern warnings.

“Rio Rancho is in my district, and anyone who undermines the safety, security, or way of life of our communities, isn’t welcome here,” he wrote.

Still, campaign officials say a Trump rally in nearby El Paso, Texas, last February was well attended by female and Hispanic voters and travelers from New Mexico, suggesting that New Mexico is in play.

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Hundreds of people showed up early Monday to claim a place in line ahead of the evening event in Rio Rancho. Protesters, for their part, vowed to step up acts of civil disobedience and demonstrations.

Trump’s first visit to New Mexico as president drew visitors from Colorado, California and all parts of New Mexico, according to local media reports.

“This is New Mexico. A lot of people in New Mexico really like Trump because he’s fighting for them,” an attendee told local station KRQE-13.

Some observers, however, have their doubts.

“Bush had much higher favorable opinions by Hispanics,” said Lonna Atkeson, a political science professor at the University of New Mexico, who noted Bush defeated Sen. John Kerry 15 years ago by winning over large rural swaths of the state. “He was from Texas, not New York, and so he had more regional ties. … Trump paints a very different portrait.”

Among those waiting for the president in New Mexico is former CIA operative Valerie Plame, the top contender in a crowded Democratic primary race for New Mexico’s northern congressional district, which Luján currently represents. Plame noted she has a “few scores to settle” with the president in a swaggering new video that shows her speeding across the desert in a muscle car — in reverse — before spinning forward in a swirl of dust. The campaign advertisement’s accuracy was questioned.

The Trump campaign said that the situation on the ground in the state has changed significantly since 2016. In August, Vice President Pence declared New Mexico was back “in play” politically in a visit to the Permian Basin, a booming petroleum production zone overlapping portions of southern New Mexico and western Texas.

“We have the opportunity because of our fundraising and infrastructure to not only defend the states we carried in 2016, but to extend the map in 2020,” said Rick Gorka, a spokesman for a fundraising committee for Trump’s reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee.

Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh said he believes the president’s standing has improved since 2016. He credited the economy, including the fact that Latino unemployment is at an all-time low, as well as the president’s stance on immigration enforcement.

“The most valuable commodity that we have as a campaign is the president’s time. And he will not travel all the way to New Mexico for a head fake,” Murtaugh said.

Gorka said New Mexico is a big part of that strategy, as are Minnesota, New Hampshire and Nevada.

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President Trump boarding Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base for his trip to Albuquerque on Monday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump’s efforts in New Mexico will provide a test of how well his often-harsh rhetoric about immigrants will play with Hispanic voters, who comprise nearly 40 percent of New Mexico’s electorate.

Trump is likely to cite his efforts to boost oil and gas production in his bid to win over voters. New Mexico is in the midst of an oil-production boom that has boosted employment and spurred a state government spending spree from first-year Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on public education, roadway projects and tax rebates for film productions.

Lujan Grisham took aim at Trump ahead of his visit, describing the president as being demeaning to Hispanics and immigrants since being elected. She also said Trump’s policies had resulted in increased taxes for some New Mexicans.

Specifically, she has pilloried Trump’s border wall while withdrawing most National Guard troops from the border and suing the U.S. Homeland Security Department to recoup spending by local governments to shelter and feed asylum-seeking migrants released into southern New Mexico towns such as Las Cruces and Deming.

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Trump will stay in Albuquerque on Monday night, then follow up his rally by flying to the San Francisco Bay area on Tuesday for a luncheon fundraiser. He’ll then attend a fundraising dinner that evening in Beverly Hills at the home of real estate developer Geoffrey Palmer. He has two more fundraisers planned in Los Angeles and San Diego on Wednesday.

The fundraisers will benefit Trump Victory, the joint entity that funds Trump’s reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee.

Fox News’ Ronn Blitzer and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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New Mexico man accused of sending nude photos of woman who dumped him

A New Mexico man has been accused of sending nude photos of a woman who dumped him to her friends and relatives, according to a report.

Anthony Sandy, 23, of Albuquerque, was jailed after being charged with extortion, stalking, voyeurism and unauthorized distribution of sensitive images, the Farmington Daily Times reported Saturday.

He wasn’t represented by a lawyer as of Friday, the paper reported.

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Sandy and the victim met online and had a three-month relationship that she ended in January, the paper reported.

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Mugshot for Anthony Sandy, 23. (Bernalillo County Detention Center)

The arrest affidavit says the woman detailed to Farmington police how, after the break-up, Sandy threatened to send nude photos of her to her friends and relatives if she did not respond to his phone and Facebook messages, according to the paper.

Court documents say he sent nude photos to nine of the woman’s friends and relatives without her consent or knowledge, the paper reported.

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Sandy was also accused of releasing the women’s personal information, leading strangers to show up at her job for sex, according to the paper.

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Former New Mexico priest, 81, sentenced to 30 years for sex abuse of altar boy

A former Roman Catholic priest who fled the country decades ago was sentenced Friday in New Mexico to 30 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of sexually abusing an altar boy at a veterans‘ cemetery and military base.

In ordering the sentence, U.S. District Judge Martha Vazquez said it was the worst case of child sex abuse she has handled over the course of 26 years.

At one point, the judge demanded that 81-year-old defendant Arthur Perrault look a woman in the eyes as she testified about being abused by him.

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This 1989 file photo shows Father Arthur Perrault in Albuquerque, N.M. The former Roman Catholic priest found guilty of aggravated sexual abuse in New Mexico is scheduled to be sentenced Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, in Santa Fe. (The Albuquerque Journal via AP)

The judge also condemned Perrault for only being concerned about his sexual needs.

“You chose as a profession the life of being a priest. It was supposed to be your job to help, not destroy,” she said.

Prosecutors had asked the judge for special consideration of a life sentence for Perrault, once a pastor at an Albuquerque parish and a chaplain at Kirtland Air Force Base.

He was convicted in April of six counts of aggravated sexual abuse and one count of abusive sexual contact with a minor under 12.

“It is a long sentence but certainly a fitting one given the length of his conduct and devastating impact,” U.S. Attorney John Anderson said.

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Perrault pleaded not guilty after he was returned to the U.S. from Morocco in 2017 and maintained his innocence at the sentencing. His defense team plans to file an appeal.

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In this Nov. 29, 2018, file photo, the sun sets on a sign in front of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe offices in Albuquerque, N.M. A former Roman Catholic priest found guilty of sexual abuse in New Mexico is scheduled to be sentenced Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, in Santa Fe, N.M.  (AP)

The abuse counts stemmed from the treatment of one boy at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque and at Santa Fe National Cemetery. The two sites are within federal jurisdiction, which allowed U.S. authorities to file charges with no statute of limitations.

Several people who were not involved in the specific charges were allowed Friday to recount abuse by Perrault and describe their emotional and mental anguish.

Elaine Montoya said her first kiss came from Perrault at the start of a two-year sexual relationship.

“He had convinced me that it was normal … a gift from God,” she told the court.

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Charles Starzynski said his first sexual experience was with Perrault instead of any of the girls he liked. He called the former priest a con man concerned only with his image of sophistication.

“You’re just a jerk,” he said.

In his only comments, Perrault said he had not made initial eye contact with the people who testified because he is hard of hearing and was watching a computer to read transcriptions of what was being said.

He declined several opportunities to make other remarks.

Authorities say their decades-long pursuit of Perrault led them to Morocco — a country that does not have an extradition treaty with the United States — and showed how far they were willing to go to seek justice.

Perrault was in jail at the time and Moroccan officials decided to honor an arrest warrant presented by U.S. authorities.

Perrault is among more than 70 clergy members identified by the Santa Fe Archdiocese as credibly accused of abusing children in New Mexico.

The archdiocese is in bankruptcy proceedings as a result of the abuse scandal.

Perrault first arrived in New Mexico in the 1960s after church officials in Connecticut sent him to a center that treated priests accused of abuse. Located in the Jemez Mountains north of Albuquerque, the facility was operated by the Servants of the Paraclete religious order.

Prosecutors wrote in a recent court filing that they had tried Perrault on a “small fraction” of his crimes, saying he had many more victims. At trial, several men testified that he abused them as children in his car, a church rectory and other locations.

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The victim at the center of the prosecutors’ case said Perrault took him on excursions to amusement parks and to the military base in Albuquerque and had touched him inappropriately as many as 100 times starting when he was 10.

The abuse ended in 1992, the year Perrault left the state. An attorney had been preparing two lawsuits at the time against the Archdiocese of Santa Fe alleging Perrault had sexually assaulted seven children.

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Kylie Rae Harris crash a shock for NM fire chief; learns his 16-year-old daughter also died

A New Mexico volunteer fire chief who responded to Wednesday night’s fatal crash that killed country singer Kylie Rae Harris learned to his horror that his own 16-year-old daughter also died in the accident, according to a report.

The teen, Maria Elena Cruz, had been driving home from work when Harris made contact with the back of a pickup truck and veered into oncoming traffic, hitting Cruz’s vehicle head-on, police said.

Pedro Cruz, a volunteer fire chief with the San Cristobal Fire and Maria’s father, responded to the call in Taos County, N.M., Albuquerque’s KRQE-TV reported.

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Both Cruz and Harris died at the scene.

“He’s also an EMT, so he’s no stranger to going out on calls — both medical, crashes and other things — but very traumatic for him to not know but to respond anyway and then find it was his family member,” Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe said.

San Cristobel community members held a benefit Friday to raise money for the Cruz family. A memorial in memory of the teen was created at Taos High School, where she was a junior, Albuquerque’s KOB-TV reported.

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One of the vehicles involved in the three-car crash Wednesday.  (Taos County Sheriff’s Office )

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“They just want the community to remember their daughter, Maria Elena, as kind, loving and caring — wonderful daughter, wonderful sister, and a just kind-hearted soul,” Taos County Fire Chief Mike Cordova said.

Hogrefe said the crash was “most certainly” Harris’ fault and Cruz was an “innocent victim.”

Harris had a history of DUI incidents, KRQE reported.

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New Mexico preparing to seize land at Epstein ranch, officials tell Fox News

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New Mexico officials are in the process of canceling state land leases for the Zorro Ranch owned by accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, the state’s land commissioner told Fox News on Friday.

The ranch, which is nearly 10,000 acres, is a mix of private and state-owned lands. New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas found Epstein, who killed himself while in federal custody awaiting trial on sex crimes charges, improperly leased the land from the state. A cancellation on that sale is in the works, Fox News has learned.

Taking back parcels of state-owned land could make it easier to search the estate – which is one of the only Epstein properties that have not yet been raided by authorities. Some of Epstein’s accusers have said they were assaulted at the ranch.

“Our desire to cancel these leases is because we don’t want to conduct business with Epstein or his companies,” a statement from the New Mexico State Land Office said. “The existence of these leases wouldn’t prevent law enforcement agency from raiding the house.”

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New Mexico police find dead newborn in trash bag, may have been injected with heroin, police say

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New Mexico police found a dead newborn in a trash bag last Friday and said the baby may have been injected with heroin by its mother, according to a report.

Authorities obtained a search warrant for the camper trailer where the mom lives in Alcalde, N.M. The father said he returned from a trip and his girlfriend no longer looked pregnant and he said he was concerned about his unborn baby’s safety, according to The Albuquerque Journal.

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The father also told police his girlfriend had used heroin while pregnant.

When police arrived at the mother’s trailer they “smelled the smell of death” and started to look for the baby, according to the Journal. They found the baby dead inside a tote bag that was in a trash bag near the toilet.

The mother allegedly said she passed out while in labor and when she woke up the baby was unresponsive.

The father later told police that he was told the mother had injected the baby with heroin after giving birth to prevent withdrawal symptoms, the report said.

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No charges have been filed yet, the Journal reported.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Border Patrol nabs nearly 200 Central American migrants near New Mexico port of entry

U.S. Border Patrol on Monday said agents apprehended a large group of nearly 200 illegal immigrants near a base at a New Mexico port of entry over the weekend.

The agency said 194 illegal immigrants were apprehended after 3 a.m. Sunday. They were trying to cross the border near Camp Bounds Forward Operating Base, located near the Antelope Wells Port of Entry in New Mexico, a statement read. The group consisted mostly of families and unaccompanied minors from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

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Migrants, mostly from Central America, were apprehended Sunday trying to cross the border illegally near the Antelope Wells Port of Entry in New Mexico. (U.S. Customs and Border Patrol)

A 7-year-old travelling with a parent was airlifted to a hospital after tests showed he had a high fever. The child was diagnosed with the flu and later returned to Border Patrol custody. Initial medical screenings showed other migrants had lice and scabies.

“Large groups like these exacerbate the current immigration process further impacting our workforce, facilities, and resources,” Interim Chief Patrol Agent Gloria Chavez said in a press release. “I commend the incredible work of our Border Patrol Agents who continue to push forward through this border crisis.”

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Though the number of apprehensions has been down in recent months, border patrol operations are challenged by a high numbers of illegal immigrants entering the United States when compared to last year’s figures. 172,000 migrants had been apprehended in the El Paso Sector this fiscal year, a large increase from more than 31,000 migrants apprehended during the entire fiscal year 2018.

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