Detectives In Mesilla Triple Murder Fired

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Garrison declined to discuss why Ricky Madrid and Ralph Rios were abruptly terminated Tuesday. He says authorities will continue to work on the case as hard as before.

The Las Cruces Sun-News says the two cold-case agents were assigned six weeks ago to solve the April 14 shooting deaths of a Mesilla couple and their business partner.

Helga DeLisle, 72, her husband Gilles DeLisle, 69, and their business partner, Peter J. Weith, 68, of San Diego, were shot and killed April 14 in the DeLisles' secluded home.