Guilty plea entered in case of 2006 death

CNJ staff

A Clovis man pleaded guilty late Wednesday afternoon to second-degree murder, according to a release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office.

Tony Martinez, 54, pleaded guilty in connection with the 2006 death of Hugo Ochoa, 32. Judge Teddy Hartley sentenced Martinez to 10 years in prison.

According to the release, witness statements and the crime scene investigation indicated Martinez and the victim had an ongoing feud that ended with an exchange of gunfire on May 31, 2006.

Martinez was arrested a week later in Lamesa, Texas. According to the release, Martinez admitted the shooting but said he was acting in self-defense.

Following his prison term, Martinez will be placed on intense supervised parole for two years, the release said.