RENEZMAE CALZADA: New Mexico v Malcolm Torres for murder of step-daughter


The body of 5-year-old Renezmae Calzada was found Wednesday in the Rio Grande near Santa Clara Pueblo, according to two sources who participated in the search crew.

Authorities called back search parties shortly after the discovery, and started tearing down a command post they had established at Ohkay Casino, ending a search that involved scores of local and state police officers and FBI agents and even more local volunteers.

Malcolm Torres’ trial for the alleged murder of 5-year-old Renezmae Calzada was pushed back nearly a year Tuesday when the U.S. District Court accepted a joint motion from Torres’ defense and prosecutors for a continuance due to the complexity of the case.

Jury selection, with a trial to follow immediately, has been moved from Dec. 2 this year to Oct. 19, 2020.

The Nov. 13 joint motion stated extensive interviews, medical evidence and digital evidence have been collected in the case. Prosecutors reportedly provided the defense with thousands of pages of discovery—or facts of the case—as well as multiple recordings and a modified copy of Torres’ cell phone contents including nearly 30,000 images.

The parties said they will likely need to consult medical and possibly other experts to draft reports, and will each need to collect additional evidence.


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So - did jury selection start yesterday? Anyone know?
Per Federal court records the latest entry was 07/29/2020
SECOND AMENDED STIPULATED SCHEDULING ORDER by Chief District Judge William P. Johnson as to Malcolm Torres. Jury Selection/Trial reset for 6/14/2021 at 09:30 AM in Albuquerque - 560 Cimarron Courtroom before Chief District Judge William P. Johnson. Pretrial Conference set for 4/26/2021 at 09:30 AM in Albuquerque - 560 Cimarron Courtroom before Chief District Judge William P. Johnson. (meq) (Entered: 07/29/2020)

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