Portales brother pleads guilty

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — A Portales man was sentenced Monday to 18 years in prison for his role in the 2004 death of Amber Robinson of Portales. Ninth Judicial District Judge Stephen Quinn sentenced Clifford “Bubba” Baca, 21, after Baca pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and tampering with evidence. A week-long trial […]

Bruno, Clifford

Mr. Clifford Bruno, 79, of Portales, died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2005 in Portales. He was born Oct. 2, 1926, in Beckley, W. Va., to Theresa and Pete Bruno. He grew up in West Virginia, where he attended school. He entered the U.S. Army at 16 and spent his career in the military where he served […]

Vigil , Epemenia

Epemenia “Tina” Vigil, 45, of Clovis died Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Oct. 21, 1959, in Espanola to Clifford and Frances Romero Vigil. She was a secretary on the surgical floor at Plains Regional Medical Center for more than 16 years, and was a member […]

Slaying suspect may make deal

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Prosecutors say a plea agreement may be reached before a Portales teen goes on trial Monday for murder. Richard Baca, 19, of Portales, is accused of first-degree murder and tampering with evidence. His trial is set to begin at 9 a.m. before Ninth Judicial Court Judge Steven Quinn, but Ninth District […]

Trial date set for one accused brother

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — A trial date has been set for one of two Portales brothers accused in the April slaying of 19-year-old Amber Robinson. Richard Baca, 18, will go to trial May 16-25, on charges of first-degree murder and tampering with evidence, senior prosecutor Donna Mowrer said. Clifford Baca, 20, also appeared Thursday before […]

Public record: 12-10-04

Compiled from court records from December 3 through December 8, 2004 Marriages Terry Ardrey, 57 to Roshanda Diane Holmes, 34, both of Clovis. Jesus Hector Rodriguez, 28 to Ninfa Navarro, 33, both of Clovis. Steven Edward Johnson ,25 to Nadine Micelle Pusateri, 23, both of Portales. Clifford John Warrick, 23 to Allyson Michelle Maggio, 24, […]

Sumners, Clifford Lee

Clifford Lee Sumners Services: Will be held at a later date. Clifford Lee Sumners, 72, of Nocona, Texas, died Saturday, April 10, 2004, in Nocona. He was born on June 19, 1931, in Aurora, Mo., to Wilmer and Gertrude Forrester Sumners. He lived in Clovis for 45 years before retiring in Nocona Hills, Texas, in […]

Wormington, Clifford

Clifford Wormington Services:Have been held. Mr. Clifford Wormington, 80, of Portales, died Wednesday, June 11, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on April 19, 1923, in Minco, Okla., to Ida and Chester H. Wormington. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He moved to California where he went to work at […]