Documents detail homicide scene

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Courtesy photo Enrique Deleon Benna Sayyed Clovis police responding to a double homicide Tuesday night said they found the brother of one of the victims kneeling over the accused killer “beating him in the head with his fists,” according to court documents released Thursday. The documents, affidavits filed requesting arrest warrants, detail the scene at […]

Press release: Homicide investigated

On Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at approximately 8:45 PM, the Clovis Police Dispatch Center received a 911 call of shots being fired in the 1000 block of N. Prince Street. As officers were enroute to the area, the dispatch center received a second call indicating a person was “down.”

20-year-old charged in Pacheco homicide

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Courtesy photo Orlando Martinez, 21, of Tucumcari, charged with tampering with evidence and conspiracy to tamper with evidence. Four suspects are charged in connection with the homicide of a Tucumcari woman, New Mexico State Police said Monday. Sgt. Tim Johnson said Randall Jones, 20, of Tucumcari was charged Friday with murder in connection to the […]

Press release: Four arrested in Tucumcari homicide (Updated)

Four suspects are charged in connection with the homicide of a Tucumcari woman, New Mexico State Police said Monday. Sgt. Tim Johnson said Randall Jones, 20, of Tucumcari was charged Friday with murder in connection to the July 9 homicide of 33-year-old Shirley Pacheco. Johnson said Jones was also charged with aggravated burglary, unlawful taking […]

Person of interest named in Tucumcari homicide

Freedom New Mexico TUCUMCARI — New Mexico State Police late Sunday named a person of interest in the homicide of a 33-year-old Tucumcari woman. Officers responded to a residence at 11:30 p.m. Saturday on Arapahoe Street in Tucumcari, where they discovered Shirley Pacheco deceased inside her home, said Sgt. Tim Q. Johnson Initially, police called […]

Nature of Nara Visa shooting uncertain

Freedom New Mexico Investigators are trying to determine if the shooting of a 32-year-old Nara Visa man was self-defense or homicide. Ty Fields was shot Saturday night during what police have said was a fight between two men “over property that had not been returned.” “This could be a homicide or self defense and we’re […]

Teen homicide involvement raises concerns

Argen Duncan and Thomas Garcia With a 13-year-old convicted of second-degree murder and a 16-year-old and 17-year-old charged in Sunday’s homicide, there is disagreement as to whether such young people committing violent crimes is an anomaly or a trend. Friday, a Roosevelt County jury convicted 13-year-old DeAngelo Montoya of shooting and killing 21-year-old Angel Vale […]

Tucumcari homicide suspect also wanted in Ohio

Freedom New Mexico A man charged in two recent Tucumcari homicides is also wanted in connection with two homicides in Ohio, according to state police. Muziwokuthula “Muzie” S. Madonda is charged with two open counts of murder and tampering with evidence connected to the March 24 shooting deaths of Gabriel Baca, 37, and Bobby Gonzales, […]

Police: Tucumcari deaths double homicide

The deaths of two Tucumcari men whose bodies were discovered Thursday in a hotel room has been classified as a double homicide. Bobby Gonzales, 57, and Gabriel Baca 37, were found dead in a room at the Tucumcari Inn, 1700 E. Route 66 Blvd. State police aren’t prepared to release details of the case, according […]

Year in review: Homicide rate drops in 2010

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File photo The Clovis Apartments was the scene of a homicide in March; it was one of two this year. CNJ staff For the second year, Clovis’ homicide rate has dropped in keeping with an overall reduction in violent crimes. There were two homicides in Clovis — the Feb. 3 shooting of 36-year-old Sandra Bousqet […]

Charges to be presented to grand jury in Muleshoe homicide case

CNJ staff report Charges in an Aug. 13 Muleshoe homicide will be presented to a grand jury, Police Chief Brian Frieda said Thursday. Frieda said police have a “particular person of interest” in the case and are continuing to conduct interviews and investigate the incident. “We kind of have an idea who this is,” he […]

Artesia police investigating Portales grad’s homicide

Freedom New Mexico A former Portales woman is the victim of a homicide in Artesia. Police said Brandy Capps, 32, died at Artesia General Hospital Saturday of at least one gunshot wound. Capps is a 1996 graduate of Portales High School. Eddy County Sheriff Captain Jeff Zuniga said police have a suspect but have not […]

13-year-old charged with burglary in Portales homicide

Freedom New Mexico Portales police arrested a 13-year-old

Portales police investigating death of ENMU student

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Freedom New Mexico: Jared Tucker Portales Police and Fire personnel were on-scene at the 1200 block of North Avenue A, investigating a suspicious death Thursday evening. Deputy Police Chief Lonnie Berry said the victim had evidence of head trauma. Jared Tucker Portales police are investigating the death of a 22-year-old woman found outside her residence […]

District attorney: Warrant being prepared for shooting victim’s neighbor

CNJ staff Sandra Bousquet, a 36-year-old Clovis woman suffering from a gunshot wound to the neck, died Tuesday night at a Lubbock hospital from her injuries. District Attorney Matt Chandler said Wednesday morning his office is preparing a warrant to charge her neighbor, James Fitzpatrick, 61, with an open count of murder in the case. […]

Portales police investigating homicide

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PNT Staff Photo: Argen Duncan Police officers confer at a residence on Main Street involved in a homicide Monday night. One male was killed and three others injured, according to police. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A 25-year-old Portales man died of multiple stab wounds Monday night in a fight that spanned more than […]

Police identify homicide victim

CNJ staff A 37-year-old Clovis man is the city’s first homicide of the year. Clovis police Wednesday identified Clifford Webber as the victim found in a vacant house on 14th Street. His death was ruled a homicide after an autopsy performed by a state medical examiner. Police responding to a report of a man stabbed […]

Homicide fugitive contacts law enforcement

Clovis, NM — Ninth Judicial District law enforcement officials and the Clovis News Journal were contacted yet again today by fugitive Noe Torres, a Clovis man wanted for the September 15, 2005 conspiracy and shooting death of 10-year old Carlos Perez. During this conversation Torres attempted to give excuses for his flight to avoid arrest […]

Suspect arrested in homicide

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo A 51-year-old Tucumcari truck driver and the man suspected of beating him to death and leaving his body in a ditch were drinking together at Webb’s Watering Hole and later Clovis City Limits, District Attorney Matt Chandler said. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Police believe an argument after a […]

‘Person of interest’ sought in homicide

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Investigators want to speak with 24-year-old Brandon H. Barela about the Thursday slaying of a man in Curry County. A 24-year-old Chaves County man is being sought by the Curry County Sheriff’s office in connection with Thursday’s homicide. Termed a “person of interest”, Brandon H. Barela is from south of Roswell and was recently employed […]