New Mexico compound defendants appear in court

- Five former residents of a ramshackle compound in northern New Mexico where a 3-year-old boy's body was found last month have made their first appearance in federal court on firearms-related charges.

Tuesday's court hearing in Albuquerque focused on allegations against Jany Leveille of illegal possession of firearms and ammunition linked to her unlawful immigration status and conspiracy accusations against the four other defendants.

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The judge scheduled a detention hearing for Leveille and the others on Wednesday.

Public defenders are expected to be appointed soon for all five defendants.

State prosecutors also have said they plan to seek indictments in connection with the death of Siraj Ibn Wahhaj's son and living conditions at the compound where 11 children were found living in filth.

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