Otero County To Handle Mesilla Triple Slaying Case

Apr 1, 2013

The trial of a man accused of killing three people in Mesilla will be prosecuted by Otero County.

KVIA-TV reports that Dona Ana County District Attorney Mark D'Antonio said last week conflicts of interest within his office will prevent the county from prosecuting Gino Ferri.

He is accused of killing 69-year-old Gilles Delisle, his 72-year-old wife Helga and 68-year-old Peter Weith of San Diego in April 2010.

Authorities say they were killed in the Delisles' Mesilla home.

The trio was suing Ferri for $1.3 million. The bodies were found after the three failed to show up in court.

Otero County District Attorney Diana Martwick says his office will take the case seriously.

The trial is scheduled to start in May.

Information from: KVIA-TV.

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