Change of venue granted in double-homicide trial

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Ninth Judicial District Judge Stephen Quinn on Wednesday granted a defense motion to change the venue of the trial of a Portales man accused of killing his uncle and aunt in March 2004. Defense attorney Jeffrey Jones of Santa Fe argued that people in Clovis and Portales have […]

12/16 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Dec. 7, through Wednesday: • Terry Carlson Jones, 32, Schertz, Texas, to Emily Elaine Cooper, 24, of Clovis • Sean Cook, 20, to Elvia Islea Buenrostro, 17, both of Clovis • Rusty Lynn Anderson, 46, to Sandra Jeanne Pender, 40, both of Clovis • Wesley […]

Fuller, Jessie L.

Mrs. Jessie Lee Fuller, 85, of Hereford died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005, in Lubbock. She was born May 10, 1920, in Bell County, Texas, to George Thomas and Eva Kate Wilson. She married Ham Fuller in Bell County on May 20, 1939. They moved to Dawn, Texas, in 1948 and ranched on the HB family […]

9/2 Public Record

The following marriages licenses were compiled from court records from Aug. 24 through Aug. 31: • James Jackson Fuller, 62, to Patsy Marie Fuller, both of Antlers, Okla. • Cole Jack Bartlett, 27, to Jennifer Adell Stoval, 24, both of Clovis • Jonathan Dale Petty, 25, to Shea Lyn Ferguson, 28, both of San Angelo, […]

Trials set for two men accused in Portales killings

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Trials for two Portales men accused of killing an elderly Portales couple have been tentatively set to take place during June and July. Jerry Fuller, 33, faces two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of kidnapping, one count of tampering with evidence, three counts of assault upon a peace officer […]

DA seeks death penalty in case of Portales couple

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office will seek the death penalty against two men accused of killing an elderly Portales couple earlier this year. Jerry Fuller and Stanley Bedford are accused of kidnapping and killing Odis, 70, and Doris Newman, 69, earlier this year in Portales. The bodies of […]

Suspects to be tried separately in Newman case

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Ninth Judicial District Judge Joe Parker entered a plea of not guilty and assigned a public defender to one of the two men accused of killing an elderly Portales couple. Jerry Fuller, 32, of Portales was arraigned Monday in front of Parker on two counts of capital murder […]

Suspects indicted in Newman deaths

Staff and wire reports Two men were indicted by a Roosevelt County grand jury Friday in the deaths of Odis and Doris Newman. Stanley Bedford and Jerry Fuller were each indicted on two counts of first-degree murder and first-degree kidnapping in the deaths of the Newmans, District Attorney Matthew Chandler said. Odis Newman was 70, […]

Suspect awaits grand jury hearing

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Jerry Fuller, one of two Portales residents accused of killing Odis and Doris Newman, is back in Portales and awaits a grand jury hearing today. Fuller, 32, had been hospitalized since March 8, when he was shot by police during his arrest. He was airlifted to Covenant Hospital in Lubbock for […]

Details of Portales couple’s death released

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Odis and Doris Newman were alive when they were locked in the trunk of their car, according to court documents. Their bodies were found March 3 in the trunk of their burned vehicle. Details of their deaths were found in an arrest affidavit filed Friday in the case against one […]

More charges filed in slayings

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Photos of homicide victims Odis and Doris Newman are displayed along with a variety of BB and pellet guns at a news conference Thursday at Clovis-Carver Public Library. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Additional charges were filed Thursday in connection with last week’s slaying of two longtime Portales residents. Police also […]

Officers due back after shooting

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Three Clovis police officers involved in shooting a murder suspect this week will probably be back at work this weekend or by Monday at the latest, Chief Bill Carey said. Officials said Officers Roger Dial and Mike Harmer and Agent Robbie Telles all discharged their weapons when Jerry Fuller […]

Investigation continues in Newman slayings

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Funeral services for Odis and Doris Newman are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, but information about how they died remained limited on Wednesday. Meanwhile, a man accused of killing the longtime Portales residents was still in a Lubbock hospital after he was shot by police attempting to arrest him. The […]

Arrests end days of angst

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Lt. Jimmy Glascock of the New Mexico State Police (left) speaks about Tuesday’s officer-involved shooting while 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler (right) and Clovis Police Chief Bill Carey look on. (CNJ correspondent: Claude Vigil) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Five days after Roosevelt County officials discovered two bodies in the trunk of a burned […]

Timeline of events in Roosevelt County deaths

Freedom Newspapers Timeline: Roosevelt County deaths • 10:15 p.m. Wednesday: Officials said a car belonging to Odis and Doris Newman was at ACCESSBANK in Portales, where someone attempted to use a debit card that belonged to Doris Newman. According to a search warrant filed Tuesday in magistrate court, the person attempted to withdraw $400, but […]

Suspect profiles

Compiled by David Irvin Three men and one woman are in police custody in connection with last week’s deaths of Odis and Doris Newman. The following profiles of the suspects were compiled by Freedom Newspapers Staff Writer David Irvin. Jerry Fuller Age: 32 Residence: Portales Charge: Two open counts of murder Bond: None Fuller is […]

Fuller, Louise

Services: Have been held. Louise Fuller, 78, of Portales, died Sunday, May 23, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on March 27, 1926, in Talpa, Texas, to Drusel and Eargle Berry. She grew up in Runnels County, Texas, where she attended school. Upon graduation, she moved to Galveston, Texas, where she […]

Fuller, Barbara

Barbara Fuller Services: No local services are planned Barbara Ann Fuller, 71, of Fort Sumner, died Tuesday, May 4, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Sept. 20, 1932, in McAdo, Texas, to George W. and Julia Beatrice Boren Shaw. She was raised in Fort Sumner where she graduated from high […]

Fuller, Francis

Francis Fuller Services: Have been held. Mr. Francis Fuller, 83, of Portales, died Wednesday, May 7, 2003, at his home. He was born on Dec. 19, 1919, in Kintyre, N.D., to Amanda and Francis M. Fuller. He grew up on the family farm in Kintyre. He and two brothers served in Europe and two other […]

Church to hold special service

By Darrell Todd Maurina Calvary Baptist Church of Portales normally has about 50 people attending services, but its interim pastor, the Rev. Bobby Fuller, hopes to have three times that number this Sunday. According to a church press release, July 20 will be “Family Roll Call Sunday” for the church. Each member family at Calvary […]