Leyba will be bound over for trial in August Cheeks shooting case

Posted: January 25, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Ricky Leyba (mugshot from Aug. 17 arrest courtesy Santa Fe County jail)

A state District Judge on Wednesday ruled Ricky G. Leyba, 27, will stand trial on charges he shot two men outside Cheeks nightclub, 2841 Cerrillos Road, in August.

During a daylong preliminary hearing, Chief Deputy District Attorney Doug Couleur presented enough evidence for state District Judge Michael Vigil to find probable cause to bind Leyba over for trial facing with two counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

A date for the trial has not been set.

Santa Fe police arrested Leyba days after the Aug. 12 shooting, stating in a criminal complaint he shot Joe Corriz, 40, and Steven Quintana, 36, during a scuffle outside the nightclub that did not originate between Leyba and the men.

Corriz had his leg amputated in the shooting.

Defense attorney Dan Marlowe says Leyba has a strong case for self defense.

Leyba remains out of jail on a $25,000 surety bond while he awaits trial.

Here are two stories from August on the case:

  1. John serrano says:

    How was a felon able to get charged with assult instead of attempted murder?? Sounds a little fishie, he must work with law enforcement

  2. Raquel T says:

    Why is he out of JAIL on a $25,000. bond running around Santa Fe???? So he can shoot someone else and ruin other lives?

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