»Courageous 12 year old wins award«,  Albuquerque  Tribune,  09/12/1991


        LAS CRUCES - She was 12 years old and had been shot in the head, but Melissia Repass still

        had her wits and her courage about her as she dialed 911 from the burning bowling alley of-

        fice in Las Cruces. And now that courage has won the child a national heroism award. Her as-

        sailants killed four people and wounded three, including herself and her mother, and Melissia

        really wasn't sure whether the killers were still lingering nearby that Saturday morning, Feb.

        10, 1990. » I could just hear heavy breathing. So I just took my chances.«

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»Filmmaker documents bowling alley murders«,  Albuquerque  Journal,  09/14/2009


        Las Cruces Bowl was the only bowling alley in that Aggie town when the sun rose Feb. 10,

        1990. By 9 a.m., it was also the site of one of the bloodiest mass murders in state history.

        Four died that Saturday morning, including three children, in what became known as the

        Las Cruces Bowling Alley Massacre; a fifth died years later from injuries she suffered in the

        shooting. The dead were pin mechanic Steven Teryn, 26, and his daughters, Paula, 5, and

        Valerie, 2; Amy Houser, 13; and Stephanie Senac, bowling alley manager and the owner's

        daughter. Only Melissa Repass, Senac's 15-year-old daughter, and former snack bar cook Ida

        Holguin are alive today.

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»Haunting Slayings Inspire Documentary«,  Las  Cruces  Sun  Times,  09/04/2009


        Las Cruces - In the summer of 1990, Charlie Minn saw an episode of »Unsolved Mysteries.«

        A student at Boston University, Minn was pulled into one particular segment of the TV show.

        The topic was unsolved murders that occurred just months before in a South-western city

        half a continent away. Most Las Crucens know them as the »bowling alley murders,« when

        two unknown gunmen walked into the former Las Cruces Bowl on Amador Avenue on a Sat-

        urday morning and shot execution style, seven people, killing a father, his two daughters and

        a teenager. The horror of it never left Minn. Now he finds himself in Las Cruces filming a do-

        cumentary about the crime and its aftermath. His goal is to see the crime solved. »Somethings

        stick with you and you can't say why,« Minn said this week. »But when I saw the piece, I was

        struck. I was floored. I was angered. There was such a complete degree of unfairness. I'm not

        surprised I'm sitting here 20 years later trying to help,« Minn said. »You've just got to think

        somebody knows something. Hopefully, after 20 years, someone has some information and

        will step forward.«

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