Monica Baca

Judge delays Henning sentencing for 60-days

Orders psychological evaluation (Albuquerque) Judge W. John Brennan Thursday ordered Linda Henning to undergo a psychological evaluation before he imposes his final sentencing upon her. Henning faces anywhere from 30-to-83 years in prison for the murder of Girly Chew Hossencofft and several other crimes connected to the case. Brennan told Henning that he believes she …

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The Stephen Zachary letter

The following letter is written by Stephen Zachary, a longtime friend of Linda Henning. Zachary says he reached-out to protect Henning from Hossencofft. It is my understanding that his overtures displeased Henning and she became so angry with him, she eventually disassociated herself from him. Zachary writes the letter to Judge W. John Brennan, who …

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“Guilty”

The jury in the Linda Henning murder trial found her guilty Friday of murdering Girly Chew Hossencofft. Henning could become the first woman executed in New Mexico since the 19th century. That’s because the jury convicted her of “felony” murder and kidnapping. Those two components make her eligible for a death sentence in New Mexico, …

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Jury selected in Henning case

Trial set to begin Tuesday (Albuquerque) Thursday’s final round of questions from defense attorneys to about 50 prospective jurors in the Linda Henning murder trial ventured into now-familiar territory: Extraterrestrial beings. “Does anyone here believe life exists in outer space?” asked Henning attorney Monica Baca. Two people quickly spoke-up, stating that it’s likely that some …

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Linda Henning in court on September 26, 2002.
Linda Henning in court on September 26, 2002.
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