Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Chief Testifies in Rock-Toss Trial.(West Side Journal)

Byline: Michael Davis Journal Staff Writer

Defense Attorney Subpoenas Hanna

A witness for the prosecution might testify for the defense in the trial of a Lindrith man accused of throwing a rock through the windshield of a passing vehicle, killing the driver.

Defense attorney Mark Earnest on Tuesday tried to explore how well Cuba police chief George Hanna, a lead investigator in the case, knew suspect Randy Malcolm. Earnest was stopped by the prosecution, but he subsequently subpoenaed Hanna as a witness for the defense.

Assistant District Attorney Bert Parnall called the move "highly irregular," but did not object.

Tuesday was the second day in the trial of Malcolm in state District Court for the death of Willie Willieto of Cuba. …

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