Byline: Aubrey Hovey firstname.lastname@example.org / 823-3659
Veguita resident defends convict as her neighbors protest nightly Siebers saga
VEGUITA It has been a busy scene in this small, out-of-the-way, dirt-road town.
Resident meetings, nightly rallies and continuous sign-posting have kept the townspeople busy ever since they got a new neighbor David Siebers.
Siebers, 45, was convicted of three rapes, robberies and of attempting to lure a young girl into his vehicle and served 19 years in a Michigan prison.
He was released last September and has been forced out of every place he has tried to settle in since.
Places he has lived range from Kentucky and Ohio to Albuquerque and Santa Rosa in New Mexico.
But almost two weeks ago, Daisy Mae Johnston of Veguita, south of Belen, sought Siebers out, chatted with him over coffee and asked that he stay on her property.
"I watched (KRQE) Channel 13 chase him from park to park to park, and I said, 'How awful,'" Johnston, 76, said Sunday.
"I'm not a religious fanatic, but I told God I wished I was able to …