Child Abuse Charges Dismissed For New Mexico Suspects, Other Charges Added For 2Child abuse charges against three of five adults who lived at a New Mexico compound where a child was found dead were dismissed Wednesday, court documents show.
New Mexico Compound Suspects Struggled Living Off the GridAs the commune culture in Taos began to fall apart in the 1980s it was replaced by individualist, off-the-grid experimental spaces, he said. Earthship architecture, pioneered by environmentalist Michael Reynolds in the 1970s, became an influential model. Neighborhoods of earthships and their variants began popping up in and around Taos. Some were built by wealthy off-the-gridders who considered themselves environmentalists; others had more radical anarchist tendencies; some were veterans or social misfits seeking to escape society, he said.
Updated: Father Arrested At NM Compound Faces Extradition; Son Still MissingAbducted boy's father due in court, faces extradition.
Bizarre Tale: Kids Found In Rags Amid Tale Of Guns, ExorcismA raid on a New Mexico desert compound turned up 11 children wearing rags and living in squalor, and opened an outlandish tale of guns, exorcism, and a search for a missing young boy who suffers from seizures and is nowhere to be found.