Fr. Wilfred J. Diamond

Diocese:  Diocese of Las Cruces, Diocese of El Paso

Summary of Assignments:  

  • 1973 – St. Jude, Alamogordo, NM
  • 1981 – Immaculate Conception, Alamagordo, NM
  • 1985 – St. Jude, Alamagordo, NM
  • 1988 (retired)

Notes:  In 5/13 civil suit one man accused Diamond of abusing him at St. Jude’s Parish in Alamogordo in 1987, when he was 8 or 9 years old. Same man also accused D. Barfield of abuse in same suit and David Holley of abuse in separate Federal suit. Diamond and Holley worked together in 1970s at St. Jude, then part of El Paso Diocese. Diamond retired in 1988 and died 3/15/95. Buried in Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery in Almaogordo NM

Sources:  Deposition of Wilfred Diamond 09.16.94; Deposition of Wilfred Diamond 09.16.94; Alamogordo Daily News 05.07.13; Las Cruces Sun-News 05.07.13; Santa Fe New Mexican 05.07.13; Albquerque Journal 05.08.13; KRQE 05.08.13; SNAP Statement 05.08.13; Telegram & Gazette 05.09.13; Find a Grave 05.13.13;