ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Latest on reaction to the death of a girl (all times local):
City and county officials have called a special meeting to address the brutal slaying of a 10-year-old Albuquerque girl in the hopes of identifying opportunities for the community to better protect children.
Officials say they will be seeking funding for more social workers, and exploring solutions for drug treatment, mental health services and child abuse prevention.
The meeting is being organized by Bernalillo County Commissioner Debbie O'Malley and Albuquerque City Councilor Klarissa Pena.
It comes nearly a week after police say they found the dismembered body of Victoria Martens in her mother's apartment while responding to a pre-dawn disturbance. Three people have been arrested in connection with Victoria's death.
The girl's mother, the mother's boyfriend and his cousin face charges of child abuse resulting in death, kidnapping and tampering with evidence.