Thoughts oozing from my overworked, overfilled brain onto the computer page. Pending events, travel, lifework, it all provides fodder for thought.
Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass- it is about learning to dance in the rain.
Sunday, October 28, 2007
JOHN WAYNE HUERTA
It's all still conjecture at this point, but here's the article from the Las Cruces Newspaper:
Bible leads police to real story behind man's death
Article Launched: 10/28/2007 12:00:00 AM MDT
LAS CRUCES — A Las Cruces man has died from a possible overdose and the man who discovered his body may be facing charges — though not for foul play.
Johnny Huerta, 38, a Las Cruces man who was about to face prison time, reached out Friday night to a couple he was friends with, according to a Doña Ana County Sheriff's Department report.
Huerta and the man, who brought along his Bible, went for a drive to talk and decided to go to a party with the man's wife. They returned to the couple's house in the 3600 block of Picacho Avenue, and Huerta, who investigators said had been drinking, was to sleep on the couch.
Around 3 a.m., the wife checked on Huerta and found him unresponsive. She and her husband attempted CPR to no avail.
The wife called 911 and her husband decided to leave the scene — as he was on probation, he was not supposed to have been drinking, nor was he supposed to have had any contact with his wife, with whom he had had a domestic dispute the week prior.
When law enforcement arrived, however, they found the man's Bible in Huerta's car and the man could not explain how it had gotten there without him also being on the scene.
"His wife was trying to protect him," sheriff's investigator Bo Nevarez said.
The couple may face charges of providing false information to law enforcement, but nothing about Huerta's death indicated foul play, Nevarez said.
Nevarez said Huerta of the 1000 block of Devendale may have had a history
of drinking and taking prescription pills, and overcome by the possibility of going to prison, could have accidentally overdosed.
Huerta's body has been sent to Albuquerque for an autopsy and a toxicology report is pending.
I'm a fellow traveller on this planet, bent on making a difference in the lives I touch.
Sometimes I teach: Sra. Frizzle.
Sometimes I cook: Mexibilly Cuisine.
Sometimes I write: Color Me Ozark.
Sometimes I photograph: PJ's Life, Light and Lens.
Sometimes I share life experiences: Bits and Pieces. I was a living liver donor, December 29, 2005. Then I was diagnosed with breast cancer August 6, 2006. (It still takes my breath away to write that!) After a left radical mastectomy and a year of chemotherapy I was declared cancer-free. What a roller coaster ride! From healthy-as-a-horse liver donor to a battle with cancer, all in the space of a few months!
Sometimes I counsel: Beauty for Ashes. I've come to realize that the call of God on my life includes the task of sharing with others those dark moments, those difficult times at the end of human strength when God's Grace and Mercy has carried me through. That same Grace and Mercy is availble to YOU...whatever path you may be on, whatever valley you may be crossing. God is with you.
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