Man convicted in Clovis baby death

Freedom New Mexico A Clovis jury deliberated for approximately two hours Friday before returning a guilty verdict against Leroy “Roy” Jaramillo for the 2004 death of a 9-month-old Clovis baby, according to a press release from the District Attorney’s office. The baby, Cristyan Ibarra, died on Oct. 15, 2004, in a Lubbock hospital from extensive […]

Man convicted in infant’s death

CNJ Staff A Clovis jury deliberated for approximately two hours Friday before returning a guilty verdict against Leroy “Roy” Jaramillo for the 2004 death of a 9-month-old Clovis baby, according to a press release from the District Attorney’s office. The baby, Cristyan Ibarra, died on Oct. 15, 2004, in a Lubbock hospital from extensive hemorrhaging […]

Clovis man convicted in child’s death

9th Judicial District Attorney’s office Clovis, NM ~ Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today a Clovis Jury deliberated for approximately two hours before returning a Guilty Verdict against Leroy “Roy” Jaramillo, age 44, for the death of a 9 month-old Clovis baby. The baby, Cristyan Ibarra, died on October 15, 2004 in a […]

Jan. 6, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Baby Bargains by Denise Fields reveals the secrets to saving 20 percent to 50 percent on baby furniture, gear, clothes, toys, maternity wear, and more, along with Web sites that offer the biggest discounts, name brand reviews, and price comparison charts. Critical by Robin Cook […]

Freeman comes first

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Steven Freeman kisses his newborn son Jamie Aidan Freeman Tuesday at Plains Regional Medical Center Tuesday. Jamie Aidan Freeman was born at 6:03 a.m, making him the first baby born in 2008 at PRMC. He weighed in at 8 pounds, 2 ounces. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Freemans’ […]

Sixth baby draws criticism

By Anita Doberman: Local columnist I had two miscarriages after my first daughter was born. Although they were early in the pregnancy, I felt a deep sense of loss and despair for the babies I lost, and it took me a long time to recover and move forward. I hated having to tell everyone that […]

Dec. 30, 1933

City commissioners voted to make an application for a federal public works loan to be used for additional improvements to the city park. … “Man’s Castle” featuring Spencer Tracy was showing at the Lyceum Theatre. … Wick’s Modern Hatcheries, 310 W. Grand St., offered 50 baby chicks to the mother and father of Curry County’s […]

One night in Bethlehem changed the world

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist I will always remember the Flat Creek Baptist Church Christmas play many years ago. It really was a simple program, with several of the children who lived in that rural area. We were to tell the Christmas story at night on the Sunday before Christmas. On this Sunday, my sister […]

Dec. 19, 1930

Clovis retail stores announced they would stay open until 9 p.m. to accommodate last-minute Christmas shoppers. … The Clovis Evening-News Journal reported railroad traffic was heavier than usual because military cadets from the New Mexico Military Institute were traveling for the holidays. … Tom Phelps Grocery and Market claimed to offer the best cuts of […]

Military Feature: Couple rescues dog

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CNJ staff photo: Tonya Fennell Hector, left, and Melissa Santaella cuddle with their dogs in their Clovis home. Melissa calls the group her “rough riders.” By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer “Baby” is a celebrity of sorts. And like many young stars, her life has been far from perfect. The female Staffordshire bull terrier was […]

Clovis baby kidnapper gets 20 years

The Associated Press LUBBOCK — A 22-year-old Clovis woman who pleaded guilty to kidnapping a days-old baby from the maternity ward of a Lubbock hospital has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Rayshaun Parson had faced up to life in prison and a $250,000 fine before Friday’s sentencing. She walked out of Covenant Lakeside […]

Memorials don’t have to be about death

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Navajo author Luci Tapahonso wrote about a Native American family who was traveling on the deserted dirt road between Oak Springs, Ariz., and Shiprock many years ago. The family of three was traveling on horseback through this deserted area. On the way, the couple’s baby girl became sick. So far […]

Infant death investigated as homicide

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Law enforcement officials said Wednesday the cause of death of a 9-month-old girl last week was blunt force trauma and the case is now being pursued as a homicide. At a press conference Wednesday afternoon, Roosevelt County Sheriff Darren Hooker said a preliminary report from the New Mexico Office of […]

Aug. 28 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 5 p.m. Aug. 21 an officer was called to a home in the 800 block of Corrales for a battery report. A woman told police she had an argument with her baby-sitter. While getting her […]

Clovis woman accused of taking newborn pleads guilty

The Associated Press LUBBOCK — A 21-year-old Clovis woman accused of slipping into a hospital maternity ward wearing medical scrubs and abducting a days-old infant pleaded guilty Thursday to an aggravated kidnapping charge. Rayshaun Parson, whose trial was set to begin Monday, faces up to life in prison and a fine of $250,000. A sentencing […]

Divine touch central to survival

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist One time on a trip to Houston, our family witnessed an episode that warmed out hearts. Entering through the security gates at an apartment complex next to a golf course, we noticed a young woman running quickly, even frantically, through the parking lot. She stopped at a parked car and […]

Baby showers not just ladies’ affair

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist The host of my sister Crisanta’s baby shower didn’t know we were supposed to play games until 10 minutes before the shower. Couldn’t blame him. How many men host baby showers? My cousin Eric staged his first baby shower last weekend, an event he promised to never do again despite […]

Man pleads guilty in son’s death

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer An 18-year-old Clovis man pleaded guilty Monday to intentional child abuse resulting in the death of his 4-month-old son. Prosecutors intend to seek adult sanctions against Benito Valdez, who was 16 at the time of his son’s death, District Attorney Matt Chandler said. “The state will encourage the court […]

Children set their own pace

By Anita Doberman: Columnist Parents seem to obsess about what’s normal for their children, wanting to make sure little ones fall within the right parameters for their ages. This obsession is not placated by the pediatrician’s reassurance that our children are indeed more than normal. We hope that they are and will be better than […]

Family: Parson wanted to be mom

By Associated Press Correspondent Betsy Blaney CLOVIS — For years, one thing had controlled Rayshaun Parson’s dreams, behavior and sometimes even her body, those who know her say — a baby of her own. It was an obsession that some say included a so-called phantom pregnancy — a rare medical phenomenon in which women who […]