Solomon Pena held until trial

Albuquerque, N.M. (KKOB) — Solomon Pena will stay locked up ahead of trial. The 39-year-old was arrested last week on charges alleging he orchestrated a string of shootings targeting Democratic elected officials’ homes. Judge David Murphy ruled Monday in court that Pena does present a danger to the community and that no conditions of release would ensure public safety. This ruling came down despite a recommendation from the state’s Arnold Tool that he be released. Prosecutors say the shootings were motivated by Pena’s failed race for the state House. Following their arguments, the judge said Pena’s behavior in the month-long effort to shoot at elected officials’ homes showed no indication he was going to stop, leaving more lawmakers and their families at risk should he have been let out.