NEWS ALERT:Judge Pat Murdoch Arrested On Rape Charges
Deputy police chief Paul Feist said Judge Murdoch was arrested Today, and also faces charges of intimidation of a witness.
Murdoch is the presiding criminal court judge.
Authorities say the judge is suspected of raping a prostitute in his home.
prominent New Mexican as the political news knows no end in these
dog days of summer. Here’s the sensational story:
District Judge Albert “Pat” Murdoch was arrested Tuesday afternoon on
charges including rape. According to the arrest warrant, the charges
stem from a secret video tape the prostitute made of the judge in his
Albuquerque. He is charged with criminal rape and intimidation of a
The criminal complaint states undercover police received a tip of a
sex tape with the judge and a prostitute. The undercover officers
bought the tape from the woman and her pimp for $400. They say when
they watched it they saw Judge Murdoch having sex with that
It was just a couple of weeks ago that former University of New Mexico
President Chris Garcia was busted for promoting prostitution via an
Internet site. That one also sent shock waves through the city.
Who knows where the Murdoch case ends, but his arrest sends the
credibility of the state’s judiciary tumbling once again.