AG Balderas Keeps Convicted Murderer Behind Bars

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 26, 2018

Contact: David Carl (505) 288-2465

Albuquerque, NM – Today, the New Mexico Supreme Court upheld the murder convictions in a case argued on appeal by the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office. Jordan Hurd is convicted of the willful and deliberate murders of Wesley Hobbs and his daughter Amanda Hobbs, and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, and was sentenced by a trial court to life in prison for each of the murder charges.

“The New Mexico Attorney General’s Office fights every day to keep the people of New Mexico safe,” said Attorney General Hector Balderas. “Today’s decision from the Supreme Court
supports the conviction of a violent and dangerous criminal, and affirms the hard work of the Thirteenth Judicial District Attorney’s office and the Valencia County Sheriff’s Office in
obtaining these convictions and the hard work of my Criminal Appeals Division in fighting to uphold them.”

Hurd shot the three victims in the case, killing two of them, after Wesley Hobbs declined to purchase a stolen motorcycle.

As a result of the efforts of the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office and the D.A.’s office that originally prosecuted this case, this dangerous criminals will continue to serve his term of life imprisonment.

Today’s ruling, with background on the case, as well as a photograph of Hurd is attached below.

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