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Man faces federal charge after New Mexico baby kidnapping

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WE'LL TELL YOU WHY, BUT FIRST, BREAKING NEWS COMING INTO OUR NEWSROOM IN THE LAST HOUR, THE MAN ACCUSED OF KIDNAPING A TEN MONTH OLD AND KILLING TWO WOMEN IN CLOVIS EARLIER THIS MONTH, NOW FACING FEDERAL CHARGES TODAY, ALEC COLLINS APPEARED BEFORE A FEDERAL JUDGE CHARGED WITH INTERSTATE KIDNAPING AFTER POLICE SAY COLLINS KILLED SAMANTHA CISNEROS AND TARYN ALLEN AT A PARK IN CLOVIS AND THEN TOOK THE BABY INTO TEXAS POLICE SAY HE ALSO SHOT CISNEROS FIVE YEAR OLD DAUGHTER EARLIER TONIGHT. WE ALSO LEARNED COLLINS IS BEING EXTRADITED BACK HERE TO NEW MEXICO FOR A COURT DATE HAS NOT BEEN SET. HE'

Man faces federal charge after 10-month-old baby kidnapping

Federal prosecutors are charging 26-year-old Alek Collins with interstate kidnapping in connection to a double murder in eastern New Mexico

A man is facing a federal charge after he is alleged to have killed two people and kidnapped a 10-month-old baby in eastern New Mexico.Alek Collins, 26, of Houston, is accused of killing two people and abducting a baby from Clovis on Friday, May 3. He was found and taken into police custody in Abilene, Texas.The baby, 10-month-old Eleia Maria Torres, of Clovis, was located and is safe. Collins is facing a federal interstate kidnapping charge in connection to the double murder.Your neighborhood: Local news from KOAT Action 7 NewsThe vehicle Collins was using during the alleged murders and kidnapping was rented through the app Turo. The vehicle did have a GPS monitoring system and police used it to find Collins.The rented vehicle was eventually immobile, and Collins called an Uber late Sunday, May 5, according to court documents. Officials said this led to Collins threatening the Uber driver and then crashing into a police vehicle.Collins is in the custody of the U.S. Marshals and is pending extradition to New Mexico.Stay updated on the latest news updates with the KOAT app. You can download it here.

CLOVIS, N.M. —

A man is facing a federal charge after he is alleged to have killed two people and kidnapped a 10-month-old baby in eastern New Mexico.

Alek Collins, 26, of Houston, is accused of killing two people and abducting a baby from Clovis on Friday, May 3. He was found and taken into police custody in Abilene, Texas.

The baby, 10-month-old Eleia Maria Torres, of Clovis, was located and is safe. Collins is facing a federal interstate kidnapping charge in connection to the double murder.

Your neighborhood: Local news from KOAT Action 7 News

The vehicle Collins was using during the alleged murders and kidnapping was rented through the app Turo. The vehicle did have a GPS monitoring system and police used it to find Collins.

The rented vehicle was eventually immobile, and Collins called an Uber late Sunday, May 5, according to court documents. Officials said this led to Collins threatening the Uber driver and then crashing into a police vehicle.

Collins is in the custody of the U.S. Marshals and is pending extradition to New Mexico.

Stay updated on the latest news updates with the KOAT app. You can download it here.

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