Lucero, Agapito

Agapito Lucero Services: Have been held. Agapito M. Lucero, 54, of Fort Sumner, died Thursday, May 5, 2005, at his home. He was born on July 2, 1950, in Corona, to Alfredo and Martina Garcia Lucero. He was raised in Fort Sumner where he graduated from high school. He attended Clovis Community College’s automotive program. […]

Lucero, Dora

Dora Lucero Services: Have been held. Dora Prescilla Lucero, 68, of Hereford, died Saturday, May 21, 2005, at Baptist Saint Anthony’s Hospice in Amarillo. She was born Nov. 27, 1936, to Luis and Jesusita Garcia Griego in Garita. She married Jose Virginio Lucero Nov. 28, 1951, in Littlefield. She was a homemaker, a member of […]

Man killed in construction accident

CNJ staff A Socorro-area man was struck and killed by a road construction vehicle Thursday morning on U.S. 60/84 west of St. Vrain, according to state police. Melvin Lucero, 56, of Polvadera, an employee of Cutler Construction, was working as part of a road crew when the accident occurred at about 8 a.m., according to […]

House fire strikes family of slain couple

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The Lucero family of Fort Sumner suffered more heartache Saturday after one of their houses burned to the ground. Ten members of the family were inside the double-wide mobile home on U.S. 60/84 when it caught fire just after 2 a.m. Family members said no one was hurt in […]

Couple found dead in Fort Sumner

CNJ staff A husband and wife have been found dead outside their home in rural De Baca County, and state police are investigating the case as a double homicide. Agapito Lucero, 55, and his wife, Margaret Lucero, 48, were found dead Thursday morning on Cottonwood Drive in the valley just outside of Fort Sumner, state […]

Salaz, Feliz

Feliz Salaz Services: Have been held. Feliz Salaz, 82, of Portales, died Wednesday, March 23, 2005, at her home. She was born on Nov. 25, 1922, in Chaperito, to Juanita and Miguel Lucero. She married Ernesto Salaz on Dec. 8, 1945, in Chaperito. They made their home in Trementina, until 1947 when they moved to […]

Cowboy’s death still mystery

By William Thompson: Freedom Newspapers A year has passed since a 20-year-old Logan cowboy died on a ranch near Grady, but New Mexico State Police still have not ruled on what caused his death. At the time of Juan Lucero’s death on Feb. 24, 2004, State Police Sgt. Cleo Baker said it appeared Lucero had […]

Man indicted in connection with slaying: Cops and Courts

A Curry County grand jury on Friday indicted Larry “Jake” Lucero, 38, of Clovis, in connection with the Dec. 26 slaying of 75-year-old Essie Thomas, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office. The grand jury charged Lucero with first-degree murder; kidnapping; and armed robbery, the release shows. The case against Dwight Wagner, […]

Drugs, money likely motive

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor A Clovis man charged with killing his mother told police another man actually committed the homicide in an effort to collect on a drug debt. Dwight Wagner, 49, told police that Larry “Jake” Lucero, 38, killed Wagner’s mother, 75-year-old Essie Thomas, after the woman refused to hand over $300 […]

Second suspect arrested in homicide

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Dwight Wagner, 49, was arraigned Monday in District Judge Stephen Quinn’s court on charges he killed his 75-year-old mother at her Clovis home last week. (CNJ staff photo: Tova Fruchtman) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A second Clovis man has been charged in connection with last week’s slaying of Essie Thomas, 75, at her […]