LAS CRUCES (AP) — A federal judge is considering whether to grant a new trial to a Deming couple and their son who were convicted of making false statements during a 2011 firearms sting at their gun store.
A jury convicted Rick and Terri Reese and their son, Ryin, in August of making false statements on investigation forms. They were acquitted of most of the charges stemming from an investigation in which undercover agents posed as straw buyers of guns in 2011.
According to the Las Cruces Sun-News (http://bit.ly/Wd6Txi ), a defense motion says prosecutors violated the defendants' due process rights by failing to turn over evidence that could challenge the credibility of a prosecution witness.
Judge Robert C. Brack held a hearing Monday in Las Cruces.