The New Mexico Supreme Court Brings a Family Peace Five Years After a Brutal Murder

Mandy Vanlandingham’s home in Raton, where Alejandro Azamar-Nolasco murdered her on July 20, 2016

In a June 24, 2021 opinion by Senior Justice Barbara Vigil, the New Mexico Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the conviction of Alejandro Azamar-Nolasco for the brutal 2016 murder of Mandy Vanlandingham in Raton. Chief Justice Michael Vigil, Associate Justice C. Shannon Bacon, and Retired Justice Judith Nakamura (sitting by…