Angelita R. Chacon and Patricia Hurtado Wiki – Angelita R. Chacon, Patricia Hurtado Biography

Two in-home caregivers paid by the state of New Mexico to care for a 38-year-old woman with developmental disabilities are facing multiple felony charges for allegedly torturing the victim to death in a horrifying manner. Angelita R. Chacon and Patricia Hurtado were arrested last week and charged with abuse or neglect of a resident resulting in death, unlawful imprisonment, conspiracy to commit false imprisonment, and failure to report the death of Mary Melero, authorities announced. Angelita R. Chacon and Patricia Hurtado are arrested

A third woman, Luz Scott, who was not a paid caregiver, was also arrested in connection with the alleged crimes against Melero and charged with one count of false imprisonment and one count of conspiracy to commit false imprisonment. “The abuse and neglect she endured was horrific and the injuries she sustained are among the worst I have seen in my career as a prosecutor,” New Mexico Attorney General Raúl Torrez said in a statement. “This was torture. There’s really no other word for it.”

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Angelita R. Chacon and Patricia Hurtado accused of killing an elderly woman

According to a press release from the AG’s office, Customs and Border Patrol agents on February 27, 2023 discovered the victim in the back seat of a white passenger van belonging to Scott. Authorities say the three defendants were attempting to transport Melero from the US to Mexico to obtain medical attention.

When authorities found Melero, they said she was severely dehydrated, drugged, and had numerous injuries indicative of long-term abuse. These injuries included chronic pressure sores so severe that her bone was exposed, bruises, ulcers, lacerations on various parts of her body and ligature marks consistent with prolonged immobilization, authorities said. Tragically, Melero was unable to contact her when she was found and she was immediately transported to University Medical Center in El Paso, Texas.


Border Patrol agents wrote in an affidavit that she Melero seemed to want to communicate, “however, she only had tears in her eyes,” according to a report by the Rio Ranchero Observer. Despite her medical efforts, Melero tragically succumbed to her injuries and she was pronounced dead on April 7, 2023.

The University Medical Center described Melero’s “extensive” injuries as “chronic injuries” that continued to worsen. “The filed arrest warrant indicates that the victim was left in a bathtub with her own feces for days at a time and, according to medical professionals, she had infected pressure sores that led to septic shock,” prosecutors wrote in the statement.

To make matters worse, Melero had enrolled in the Developmental Disabilities Waiver Program (DD Waiver) administered by the New Mexico Department of Health (DOH). Through this program, DOH contracted with At Home Advocacy (AHA) and three other contractors to provide supplemental care for people with disabilities, including Melero.


Prosecutors say Chacon and Hurtado were AHA contract caregivers receiving approximately $5,000 per month under the DD Waiver Program to care for Melero. A preliminary review of business records revealed that AHA had received nearly $250,000 in the three years before Melero’s untimely death for arranging her care and support. AHA’s last in-person visit occurred on January 25, 2023, just a month before Melero was intercepted at the El Paso port of entry.Read More……

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