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United Way Effort Targets Families in Need

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On November 26, the Albuquerque Journal published the following article on our family stability initiative:

District Attorney Raúl Torrez cited the recent case of a man who strangled his wife with their four young children in the home to illustrate the need for a concerted community effort to improve family stability.

Carlos Alfredo Perez, 31, was sentenced Nov. 11 to 17 years in prison after a Bernalillo County jury convicted him of second-degree murder in his wife’s 2016 killing. The tragedy has left the couple’s four children, all under the age of 10, without parents.

“Their mother is dead, their father is in prison,” Torrez said. “Who is going to step in and help those kids?”   Read Full Article