New Mexico pueblo concerned about safety for trick-or-treating
Concerns about safety - motivated a decision to ban trick-or-treating at Jemez Pueblo in New Mexico, Gov. Joshua Madalena said.

The Santa Fe New Mexican initially reported that tribal leaders were worried a recent murder on the reservation could be linked to "cult" activity. But Madalena said the tribe wants to ensure the safety of its children.

"When children are out trick-or-treating along the highway and people are speeding — I don't want any of my people hurt or injured," Madalena told The Albuquerque Journal.

Lucas Michael Ray Steven Toledo, 22, has been charged with stabbing Matthew Panana, 21, to death and attempting to disembowel him. Madalena said the incident doesn't appear to be some sort of "ritualistic" killing.

Get the Story:
Jemez Bans Halloween Tradition (The Albuquerque Journal 10/28)
Jemez Pueblo calls off Halloween (KRQE-TV 10/27)

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